On Wednesday 25th April, Cirencester College held another successful Health, Fitness and Wellbeing day thanks to Sport England’s “Tackling Inactivity“ funding.
This year’s focus was to provide students provisional opportunities and informative workshops on making healthy lifestyle choices; ranging from physical, social and mental wellbeing.
Over 250 students took part in 16 different activities and 3 educational workshops, which supported and benefitted students’ physical and mental health, such as relieving exam stress and anxiety. Student volunteers played a significant role in the day with many events being run by student volunteers, resulting in them transferable employment skills such as leadership, confidence, teamwork, communication and initiative.
Ryan Kibble (UPS student and student volunteer), said, “It was a great day, providing a diverse range of physical activities for everyone to get involved. I loved that students led the sessions rather than teachers. Now I have hands on experience from the day that can be transferred into my future employment”.
Activities included: Rock Climbing | Wheelchair basketball | Circus Skills | Giant Chess and Giant Jenga | Boccia | New Age Kurling | Badminton | Table Tennis | Ultimate Frisbee | American Football | Managing stress and anxiety | Sport Massage | Food Tent | Volunteer Opportunities | Managing Money Workshop | Yoga | Volleyball | Weightlifting | Powerlifting.
Sports Engagement Officer Jess Huddleston said, “We are really pleased that so many students participated in our Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Day. Especially pleasing was that many of them will not have participated in any form of sport or exercise since they were at school. Thanks to Sport England, students can get involved in all sorts of fun activities on a daily basis at the College who would not normally do so.”
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