Truro College staff 'Step into Spring'
Truro and Penwith College Health, Wellbeing and Sport (HWS) team, together with the Cornwall Sports Partnership, successfully developed and delivered an 8 week 'Step into Spring' programme, to help promote active lifestyles within the College.
The project that started at the beginning of February, engaged with over 30 members of staff. Each participant was issued with a pedometer, which they wore for the duration of the 8 week project. Each person's goal was to try and complete 100 miles before Easter, registering with the HWS team each weeks distance covered.
All the participants had the opportunity to access any of the 60 HWS weekly activity sessions, which are offered to all students and staff completely free of charge, as part of the Colleges commitment to staff and student welfare and personal development.
Almost half those who undertook the challenge passed the 100 miles target and received certificates of recognition, with several people recording significantly further distances covered. Glen Hilton (Reprographics Assistant) completed 373 miles and Sarah Russell (Curriculum Secretary) 313 miles.
Amelya Lyndsay, HWS Activator said "The HWS team are always looking at ways to encourage staff and students to develop positive behaviour and consider the importance of being healthy. We run a number of programmes to help people change behaviour and are always here to help people achieve their personal goals."