Learners celebrate sporting talent at Britain's biggest charity sports day
Students from The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London showed off their sporting skills and learnt about healthy living, all to raise money for charity as part of Britainâ€™s biggest sports day fundraising event, held on Wednesday 10 November 2010.
The event was part of a nationwide initiative in which Colleges organised their own sports days to raise money for charity as part of Colleges Week 2010. Learners who participated at the Enfield Centre of the College donated money to Enfield Mencap.
Jane O’Neill, Vice Principal for Curriculum and Learner Experience, commented: “The event was a great way to highlight the fantastic sporting facilities at our Enfield Centre. We take great pride in nurturing our talent and helping our students to realise
their sporting ambitions.”
Tulay Rashid, an Assistant Director at the College with responsibility for Sport said: “Sport can be a very powerful route to learning, so we are delighted that so many students took part, tried something new and raised money for such an important local good cause.”
“Our Charity Sports Day was a real celebration of the fantastic sporting opportunities that all our learners have open to them. Hundreds of students took part in activities across a wide range of sports, including a beat-the-goalie competition, table tennis and karate tasters.”
Speaking after showing off his football freestyle skills, College learner Cris Arotaritei, 16, who is studying English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) said: “I saw the Sports Day advertised around College and wanted to be part of it. It’s great being at a College that encourages us all to take part in sports.” Chavez Campbell, 17, a promising boxer who is aiming to make the British Olympic squad, agreed: “These facilities are so good, it’s brilliant to see lots of new faces today, trying out a new sport.”
Peter Theori, A Course Team Leader in Sports and Fitness, said: “It was particularly nice to see how many of the players from our Football Academy came along to show off their skills and try their hand at something new. It’s great to see how much talent was on display, but even better to see students getting so much out of the day – many of them trying a sport for the first time.”
The event was also supported by Enfield Health Trainers and the Enfield Sports Development Team, who set up information stands and chatted to learners about health and fitness. Lee Williams, a former learner at the College and now an Assistant Sports Coach for the Enfield Sports Development Team, said: “It’s great to be back in College today passing on my knowledge to the current learners. I wouldn’t have got into this job without everything I learnt from my course here.”
- Last Updated: 12 November 2010