Slam dunk for Bristol pupils
An academy in Bristol has introduced a new programme designed to produce the professional basketball players of the future.
Bristol Metropolitan Academy hopes that the new “MET Basketball Programme” will improve students’ behaviour, attendance and punctuality, and develop life skills such as higher aspirations and improved self-esteem.
The scheme will include three compulsory practices every week, although students will be expected to catch up on any missed work and will be held accountable if they do NOT.
A new basketball kit, basketball academy tie, training kit and warm-up shirt will be provided and professional coaches from Bristol Flyers and Storm Coaches will take training sessions alongside Bristol Met PE staff.
Programme leader and PE teacher Tom Hooper said: “This is a fantastic chance for our students to get involved in a world class programme.
“Not only will it produce excellent basketball players but well-rounded citizens who will benefit our local and wider communities.”
Main pic: Students at Bristol Metropolitan Academy wearng their new kit