Basketball, mindfulness, yoga, robotics, and a virtual escape room were just some of the sessions on offer to our High Pavement A Level students last week (17th-20th May), as part of a fun-packed, four-day schedule of enrichment activities.
Throughout the week, more than 300 students took part in a range of extra-curricular activities and workshops, organised by the College’s Wellbeing Team to encourage students to make the most of all the College has to offer — from sport and wellbeing to life, job and interview skills, and tips and advice on applying to university.
In a year which has meant our students have been unable to do all of the extra-curricular activities we offer in the normal way, this week of off-timetable enrichment has been much-needed and a fantastic opportunity for our students to get active, try new things, and make new friends.— Will Thompson (Nottingham College Wellbeing Co-Ordinator for Enrichment)
Thanks to our great working relationship with Nottingham Trent University (NTU), located just around the corner from our High Pavement Sixth Form, students were given special permission to access NTU’s Sports Hall facilities for the different sports sessions throughout the week.
First year A Level student, Marie Estanda, took part in football, badminton, table tennis, basketball and CV writing. She said:
I want to go into medicine in the future so I’m focussed on my academic studies, but it’s also important to me that I stay fit and active. This week was a great balance away from our usual lessons. I found the UCAS CV building session really beneficial too. This support is so helpful before applying to university.— Marie Estanda
Rimmè Kopoború is studying A Level Spanish, Maths, and Economics. She said:
Yoga was a new experience for me and it was nice. The whole week has been fun and a good opportunity to get to know more people from different courses.— Rimmè Kopoború