Edition 2: Spring 2019
Rounding up some of Get Active’s successes since last time!
NEWTOWN GET ACTIVE
The last three months have been busy at Newtown Campus, with lots of collaborative working! As part of their Welsh Baccalaureate unit business students have been delivering sessions to foundation students on a Tuesday afternoon at the local leisure centre – students have had the opportunity to take part in rounders, bench ball, basketball, badminton and racquetball so far.
BRECON GET ACTIVE
Last three months Get Active in Brecon Campus has been a real success. Hair and beauty have been doing regular fitness classes every Tuesday morning at 9 am -10 am at Freedom Leisure with an instructor, regularly we have been getting six girls to the session.
On Wednesday 13th March we held a dodgeball tournament at Brecon for comic relief. We had seven teams all with squads of six to eight players. They came from across the college, including a staff team as well. To enter the competition we charged the students and staff a £1 and all the money would go towards comic relief. It was a fantastic day and the winner on the day was Sport who beat IT students in the final.
Jonathan has been working with the foundation studies group. During the term, students have participated in at least two sessions per term, and they have taken part in so many different activities like mindfulness, sit down yoga, boxercise, Zumba etc. Next month we will be doing a mountain biking session which will use disability bikes.
Some campuses have no sports facilities, so to get around this, we delivered activities in the classrooms. This meant that students from Foundation Studies, Beauty, Health & Social Care, Business and Travel & Tourism were able to Get Active!
NEATH & AFAN GET ACTIVE
Junior Construction Apprentices from Afan Campus recently participated in a programme of Funky Pump boxing classes, which were delivered at the Warehouse Port Talbot. The students did so well and improved in technique and discipline. They are now visiting a local youth centre every Wednesday afternoon where they are playing sports as part of enrichment activities!
Business students from Neath Campus have recently signed up for multi-skills and team-game activities during tutorials as part of their enrichment whilst studying with us at NPTC Group. Sessions are being delivered by degree student Emily as part of her work placement. Well done to all involved!
Grass Roots Theatre Company Performing Arts students are completing a programme of physical activity as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award that they are completing with NPTC Group. Here they are participating in yoga sessions during their own time! We are all super proud of the effort and commitment from you.