Smile Through Sports Festival

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Middlesbrough College students from the Foundation Learning department represented the College fantastically at a Disability Sports Festival back in October, taking full advantage of the enrichment time available to them.

The festival was run by Smile Through Sport, a Disability Sport Development Company that offer a range of high quality disability sports opportunities while inspiring individuals to participate, ultimately improving the perception and culture surrounding disability sport.

Held at Spennymoor Leisure Centre, the full-day event was attended by the College and other education institutes, giving learners the opportunity to engage in a number of disability sports and adapted sports. Some of the activities included boccia, sitting volleyball and rowing.

Middlesbrough College’s in-house Sport Maker, James Hartley said of the event; ‘’To be able to have the access to these opportunities is brilliant for our students. Events like this give them the chance to try new sports and build confidence from their positive experiences. Through this event, we have managed to create a relationship with Smile Through Sport, and one of their Teesside based coaches is now coming in to the college to do a weekly session with another group from the same department.’’

This is just an example of the exciting opportunities that can be provided through both MC Active and the sport maker programme, which is funded by the College and Sport England. As a result, students are able to increase their activity levels whilst having the chance to enjoy a great all round experience whilst at Middlesbrough College.

Give us your suggestions!

As students of Middlesbrough College, we want to know what YOU want to do! Suggestions for activities and sports you want to see are always welcome, so head over to the Wellbeing Hub and speak to James. Alternatively you can email ja.hartley@mbro.ac.uk (01642 333725)

Smile Through Sports Festival

Could you save a life?

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The only hope of survival for thousands of people with blood cancers such a leukaemia, is a donation of healthy stem cells.

There is a massive shortage of donors, which is why, in a bid to help save the lives of adults and children with blood cancer, the Anthony Nolan charity is coming to Middlesbrough College on Thursday 12th May.

Normanby youngster Danny’s life was saved by a donor after having a stem cell transplant in 2012. His Mum, Claire, is encouraging students from the college to sign up as a potential lifesaver to help others like Danny.

To register, please go to The Street between 11:30-2:30pm, fill in an application form and spit in a tube – simple! All we ask is that you are aged between 16 and 30 and in good health.

For more information, call 0303 303 0303, email info@anthonynolan.org or visit http://www.anthonynolan.org.

Could you save a life?

Work experience opportunities- High tide Summer scheme

Lauren Bywater and Lauren Jackson from High Tide attended the college to engage with students and discuss queries around their summer scheme.

High Tide connects young people and businesses on Teesside with a focus to develop skills and opportunities in a structured framework.

Their aim is to improve employment opportunities whilst raising aspirations through their unique work experience and industry – led skills programme.

The scheme offers a 2 week work placement over the summer holiday, Students will spend time with 2 different employers.

A wide range of work experience is available, from shipping, engineering to finance and law with many, many opportunities in-between.

Working in partnership with Jan Edmond (work experience coordinator) Middlesbrough College students have participated in the scheme over the last 3 years with growing numbers.

Students have received wonderful references and employment offers as a result of participating in the Summer Scheme.

Work experience opportunities- High tide Summer scheme

Easter Raffle

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Middlesbrough College held a raffle for Easter this week and all the money raised went to Cancer Research UK. Student President Araf Perwaze and two student Ambassadors dressed up in their Easter outfits and went around different areas in the college asking staff and students to take part in the raffle for the chance to win some chocolate Easter eggs!

 

Easter Raffle

International Women’s Day

The College visited Teesside University on Saturday 6th March to celebrate International Women’s Day which was a great event!

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International Women’s Day

Valentines C-Card

In the run up to Valentine’s Day, Linx Project came into College on the 12th February to offer C-Cards to students. With your support the Valentines Cup-cake sale also raised £62.60 for Cancer Research.

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Valentines C-Card