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This Sporting Life

Synopsis
Although 25 million adults participate in some form of sport every month, there is still a significant number of people who do not - particularly women, members of ethnic minorities, the over-50s, and people with disabilities. By following the stories of people who have overcome barriers to get involved in sport, the film explores the nature of these barriers and strategies that can be followed to increase participation. Three key figures in the programme are Anita White, former England hockey captain and now at the Sports Council; Monica Vaughan, a disabled swimmer; and Molly Samuel, European karate champion.
Series
Learning Through Life: Education and Training Beyond School, Course Eh266
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1993
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Sociology
Keywords
adult education; sport

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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