Truro and Penwith College project shortlisted for three awards!
Truro and Penwith College's 'Health, Wellbeing and Sport' programme has been shortlisted for a number of awards, in recognition of its success and impact on people's lives throughout Cornwall.
The Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme has been shortlisted for The Cornwall Sports Awards in the category of 'Community Participation Project of the Year', the project lead, Julian Wills, has been shortlisted for the West Briton Community Awards 'Sportsperson of the Year' and Truro and Penwith College has been shortlisted for the Cornwall Sports Awards 'Active Workplace of the Year'.
The Health, Wellbeing and Sports programme targets non-sporty students attending Truro and Penwith College, and offers free physical activity sessions several times a day. The project has led young people to choose healthier lifestyles, with many participants carrying on their newly found interest at local clubs or leisure centres. Over 50 different sessions take place every week, including trampolining, cricket and football. The programme offers fully inclusive activities for disabled young people and has successfully developed boccia, swimming and gym sessions for them. To enable the Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme to so impacting, 15 student volunteers have been trained and mentored to help deliver the sessions. Many of these volunteers have now secured paid work as sports coaches throughout the county.
Julian Wills, College Sports Maker, said "Being nominated and shortlisted for such awards is a very encouraging, and a good indication that others are impressed with what we are delivering. We believe the programme has inspired hundreds of young people, and will continue to change the lives and habits of our students permanently."
The awards winners will be announced in November, with the Cornwall Sports Awards taking place on 7th November and the West Briton Community Awards on 13th November.