College Health Kick
Fri, 20 March 2009
Tameside College held its second annual Health and Wellbeing event, with a number of health organisations attending to encourage staff and students to enjoy a healthy living lifestyle.
Health and Social Care students organised the event, inviting many organisations from the Tameside area to come along to the College to promote health and well being to Students and Staff members. Tameside College’s Sport department, Tameside Sexual Health team and Outloud LGTB all held stalls, giving out free samples of fruit, water and other health related goodies.
The Hair and Beauty department performed complementary hand massages and the Catering department provided food to all attendees. Students arranged for a Wii-Fit to be installed, to interest the attendees and get them active. Throughout the day a raffle took place, for a chance to win an IPod Nano, with all the money going towards Christies Hospital. The students helped raise over £100 for the charity, which provides support and care to those living with cancer.
Health and Social Care tutor, Sarah Williamson said, “The whole class worked extremely hard to help organise the Health Promotion Day. In class, they wrote letters inviting different organisations to the College. They also wanted their Wii-Fit enrichment activity to be integrated into the event and they created posters and leaflets to promote the event. They worked very well as a team, and the event was a huge success. Well done to all the students.”