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News: Students organise college games for Sport Relief

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Students at Nottingham College are holding their very own “Campus Games” this week to raise money for Sport Relief.

Organised and led by Foundation Degree Sport Coaching (FDSC) students alongside learners across the college, the fun-filled action packed event, is taking place at the college’s Clifton Campus on 23rd March.

Staff and students from all areas of the college will be invited to participate in a variety of games and activities including a Cupcake Design Challenge, a Batak Challenge, a Tennis Challenge, a Penalty Kick Challenge, a Basketball Challenge and the Muddy Run Assault Course – all for the good cause.

In addition, there will also be a Bake Off hosted by Early Years students, as well as indoor activities and information stands within the college that are free for all.

By simply donating £1 per person and £5 per team to participate, the student led event aims to encourage integration within the college, whilst also raising a target of at least £1500 for the biennial Comic Relief charity event.

Speaking of the college games, Caroline Cuomo, HE Student Ambassador and Project Manager said:

“The Nottingham College Campus Games is a fantastic opportunity to promote student unification, highlight student talents and courses, alongside raising money for charity. This is the first year FDSC students will be organising an event for Sport Relief since the recent college merger, which is why the campaign has been focusing on encouraging students and staff to get involved and unite.

“As well as taking part in various challenges, there’s also the opportunity for people to win prizes within tombolas - such as football tickets, a signed football, food and drink vouchers and a one year gym membership to Nuffield Health. In addition, there will be information stands highlighting employability, finance, wellbeing and enrichment. Students will also be entered into a prize draw to win a pair of boxing gloves signed by Carl Froch.”

The Lord Mayor of Nottingham and Sheriff of Nottingham will be in attendance during the event to present the trophies to the team and individual winners of specific events.
Sport Relief is running nationally from 17th to the 23rd March and the college’s FDSC students are fully involved in the special cause by hosting small events within each campus, leading up to “The Campus Games” finale – which is all part of their Event Management course module.

Organised activities outside of the finale games include selling Sports Relief wristbands around each campus to raise money, launching a step challenge within the official sport relief app and hosting a community tombola at a Market stall in the Victoria Centre.

Roles within Management, Marketing, Health and Safety and Finance have all been allocated to the students and assessment will be based on their individual roles.

Caroline Cuomo, who is also a Foundation Degree Sport Coaching student continued:

“My favourite module within my Foundation Degree is the Event Management module. Organising the Sport Relief Campaign for Nottingham College has enabled the development of employability skills such as negotiation, communication, people skills and most importantly organisation skills – all while raising money for charity.

“The Event Management Module has inspired me to consider completing a masters within Event Management upon completion of my 3rd year at NTU.”

As Sport Relief is focusing on Mental Health, Maternal Health and Malaria, the college will be providing a range of financial advice, mental health support charities and employment support. There will also be a variety of sport opportunities within the college and local sport clubs.

Diane Garfield, the college’s Community and Performance Sports Manager said:

“It is a fantastic opportunity for all our staff and students to participate in yearly charitable events like Sport Relief, which can help transform the lives of vulnerable people in both the UK and the world’s poorest countries.

“Sport Relief particularly resonates with Nottingham College’s ethos to promote good opportunities through sports, fitness and wellbeing. Our very own “Campus Games” are a great way that we can educate people within and beyond the college in fun and interactive ways.”

You can keep up to date with the College’s Campus Games activities by visiting https://m.facebook.com/Nottingham-College-Sport-Relief-2018-531601223865943/?ref=bookmarks

Donations can be made online via the college’s Just Giving Page – https://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/NottinghamCollege.
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  • 23rd March 2018 (12:00 AM)
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