Sport England are investing £5 million into a selection of colleges across England to help them increase rates of physical exercise amongst students.
Due to the College’s positive trends with Sport England and AOC Sport in increasing participation in sport and fitness, Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College are one of such colleges in the UK to successfully receive funding from Sport England.
The project will target students with a comprehensive sport and fitness timetable. Many sessions will be offered during the college day, for students who may be unable to stay after college hours. There will be recreational sessions where the students will not have to change into sports kit. The focus will be on taking part and having fun so that all abilities feel welcome. This will sit within the College’s JCC Extra programme, which offers all students a wealth of enrichment activities whilst at College.
The College hopes for all its students to undertake regular physical activity, but this project will also strive to increase female participation amongst students from ethnic minority backgrounds.
There will be a variety of sessions: ladies only, men’s only and mixed. The College will host ice breaker sessions to engage those who wouldn’t come to the sports centre ordinarily. Being active is a brilliant way to improve mental and physical wellbeing.
AOC Sport and Joseph Chamberlain College aspire for every student to be active.