Mr Broomfield, who took his Sports Science class, said it was “a unique opportunity”.
“Students got to explore future career paths and degree courses related to sport and health.”
The Sports Science Laboratory contains a selection of high-tech equipment such as force plates, a virtual golf simulator, a reactive wall and, the most exciting, the anti-gravity treadmill where they changed the atmospheric pressure so students were running on the equivalent of the moon.
“Our students had an eye-opening experience and a good insight into what it would be like to study a Sports Science Degree at the university,” said Mr Broomfield.
“The students were fully involved in the visit and thoroughly enjoyed getting to use equipment which professional athletes use. After the visit students were openly talking about how great the facilities are and that they would love to go to the university to study for a degree.”