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Wakefield College Health Week

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Students from Wakefield College have been getting fighting fit thanks to a week long programme of health related activities and fairs. The first ever Health Week took place across all three of the College’s campuses and saw hundreds of students taking part.

A health fair at each campus saw a host of local and national organisations come into College offering advice and information. Providers included The National Citizen Service, St. John’s Ambulance, Turning Point, Xcercise4Less, Wakefield Council and Mesmac.

Students also took on the Cycle Challenge, had a go on the Smoothie Bike and participated in a number of exciting classes including Yoga, Zumba, Self-defence and Meditation. A ‘chill-out zone’ for students to relax and unwind proved popular too.

Learners at the Castleford Campus also had a chance to listen to former Commonwealth Gold medallist, Craig Heap, who came along in his role as ambassador for Sports Makers – the national campaign which aims to build on the legacy of last summer’s Olympic Games and help promote sports activities and clubs.

Clare Allcock, Head of Student Experience at the College, said: “This was the first dedicated week-long celebration and promotion of health related activities hosted by the College and it was a resounding success. Extra-curricular activities such as this demonstrate the College’s commitment to providing our students with an array of experiences outside the classroom. Students from all campuses got involved and the feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive and we are looking forward to planning further similar events in future.”

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CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 25 March, 2013

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