Enjoy & Achieve - Achievement can be fun!

24th January 2008 9:51am - Return to press releases

Students at East Riding College are practicing the Driving Theory Test as part of the Enjoying and Achieving Fortnight.This is the message East Riding College are promoting to their students. The College held an "Enjoying and Achieving" fortnight, in response to one of the agenda items on the government green paper Every Child Matters.

The aim of the fortnight was to highlight that achievement can be fun. The College provides a full enrichment programme for students to take part in, including Football, Climbing and White Water Rafting making life at the College interesting and fun. Huge enjoyment is gained from these activities whilst providing a sense of achievement, especially when an activity has not been undertaken before.

Staff from the Total Fitness Gym at Willerby, visited the College to talk to the students on Health & Nutrition and the benefits of keeping fit and healthy. During the session students took part in yoga stretching exercises, and a question and answer time on careers available in the sport industry.

Dean McCabe, Level 1 Hairdressing Student, aged 23 from Hull said "I like the way the staff from the Total Fitness gym involved the whole group and made us all feel at ease. It has changed my view, healthy eating doesn?t have to be boring."

Students at East Riding College trying out the Total Fitness programme as part of the Enjoying and Achieving Fortnight.

Claire Blacklock, Head Fitness Instructor said, "At Total Fitness we believe it?s not only about promoting the club, but is important to raise awareness of the benefits of exercise and to promote healthy living amongst young people. These sessions are a great way to interact with the young people and get the message across. Hopefully we will be doing a lot more work like this in the near future."

Many actions are carried out around the College, promoting achievement. Award ceremonies are held throughout the year to congratulate students on their hard work and success. A Student Newsletter is produced promoting student success stories and activities. Success stories are displayed on all sites, encouraging other students what can be achieved.

Another goal and achievement for students is passing their driving test. David Cross, from 'Crossroads' driving school visited the College and provided practise theory driving tests for students to improve their knowledge ready for the real test. He also brought in a computer programme for students to test their efficiency in spotting the road hazards on the programme. To complete the session students took part in a road sign quiz with over 100 road signs to name.

Billy Pardoe, Level 1 Brickwork student, aged 16 from Beverley said, "This is the first time I have had the opportunity to see the theory test. It was ok, but harder than I thought. I now know what to expect and it will not be so daunting when I take the real test."

Crossroads driving instructor, David Cross said, "It was a great opportunity to engage with young people and discuss the hazards of dangerous driving and how to be a safer driver."