Health kick at Collegiate as new term gets underway
Running for Wolves and winning a Wii Sport are all part of Warrington Collegiate’s new health and fitness drive to encourage staff and students to stay active this autumn.
Six staff from the Collegiate showed they practice what they preach as they put their endurance to the test in the Warrington Half Marathon on Sunday 4 October. Staff ran in support of the Warrington Wolves Foundation.
And in a bid to encourage new students to keep fit and healthy students were asked to complete a survey and enter a competition to win a Nintendo Wii Sport with Aalia Latif (age) from Penketh being named the winner of the virtual exercise console. Astonished Aalia added “I can’t believe I’ve won!”
The rest of the Autumn and Winter term will be dedicated to healthy living at the college with the sports departments holding numerous sport activities as part of the enrichment programme at the college. Warrington Collegiate has key links with clubs such as Warrington Wolves, Warrington Town AFC and the Big Storage Jets. The Collegiate has an excellent reputation for sporting excellence through its successes in rugby and football. There are a variety of sports teams that you can join including Rugby League, Football, Basketball, Netball, Badminton and Hockey. Warrington Collegiate is proud to offer its students the opportunity to take part in the Sports Academy programmes in Rugby League, Football and Basketball.
Laura Dowell, marketing manager for Warrington Collegiate, says: “It has been a great to see such an activity-filled start to the term with staff and students really taking on board our healthy-living drive.
“It’s a campaign we hope to continue throughout the academic year and we already have plans in place for activities such as workshops with local sporting personalities will further inspire staff and students to lead a more healthy lifestyle.”
Warrington Collegiate offers hundreds of courses including many in sport and fitness. Please call 01925 494 494 for more information or visit www.warrington.ac.uk