Hi! My name is Lindsay, and I am the Senior Officer for Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing. That’s not a very snappy job title, so we have come up with a new name: NPTC Get Active! A go-to hub for students and staff across NPTC Group of Colleges, where you can find out about our latest initiatives and events promoting physical activity, health, and wellbeing.
The Get Active! the team is made up of myself Lindsay Piper, Jonathan Nash at Brecon Beacons College and Helen Owen at Newtown College.
Research shows that physical activity can boost self-esteem, mood, improve concentration levels, sleep quality and energy, as well as reduce the risk of stress, depression, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Our mission at NPTC Get Active! is to provide opportunities for our students and staff to engage in 30 minutes of physical activity, 5 days a week, to optimise the endless list of health benefits that exercise provides.
A lot of our work focuses on engaging with specific student groups during tutorial sessions. Encouragement from staff to approach us with suggestions on the kinds of activities their groups would like to become involved with is recommended.
We are always open to new suggestions and ideas! We will try our very best to tailor sessions to the needs of the group.
NPTC Get Active! is a solid long-term solution to enhancing health and wellbeing, rather than an instant fix.
Currently, the NPTC Get Active! is already increasing awareness and changing mindsets with tutor groups.
As a result, we are already making a positive impact and certainly heading in the right direction!
We have a range of classes running across college and the best way to find out what we’ve got going on is to follow us on social media; we are @NPTCGetActive on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you would like to find out about getting involved, whether you are a student or a staff member, get in touch! We are also really keen to speak to those of you who would like to gain experience in volunteering and delivering activities, or even coaching qualifications.
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