Enjoy & Achieve - Bridlington

29th January 2008 1:42pm - Return to press releases

Students at East Riding College trying out the Total Fitness programme 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.

Luke Gray, level 3 sport student, from Bridlington said, ?I thought the session was very well presented and very informative. It was excellent to see a young manager providing such useful information.?

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.

Students at East Riding College testing their skills on the Driving Theory test software as part of the Enjoying and Achieving Fortnight.

Another goal and achievement for students is passing their driving test. Julie Arliss, from ?Julie Arliss Driving School? in Bridlington, visited the College and provided practise theory driving tests for students to improve their knowledge ready for the real test. She also brought in a computer programme for students to test their efficiency in spotting the road hazards on the programme.

Matthew Johnson, ITQ Student, aged 18 from Bridlington said, ?This was very useful it gave me plenty to think about and I recommend anyone whose learning to drive to do some practice theory tests for the experience.?

Julie Arliss, from Julie Arliss Driving School, said, ?I received lots of good response from enthusiastic students and I will be definitely visiting East Riding College again. It was good to have the opportunity to engage with young people in the Bridlington to raise the awareness of road safety in the community.?