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|Title:||Students Get Matchfit Again|
|Author:||Doncaster College |
|ID & Publication:||20140411023 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Sport (Local) |
For the second year running, Doncaster College students have been getting involved with Matchfit, an organisation that wants schools, colleges, employers and educational providers across the Yorkshire and Humberside region to engage people of all ages, to take part in competitions in showcasing their skills.
Doncaster College and University Centre played host to the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Final of the Matchfit for Skills Sports and Public Service competition in the grounds of the High Melton campus. Two teams from the College competed against seven other Colleges from the region.
Meanwhile in Grimsby, Level 3 Business students Thomas Gilling, 20 and Luke Roe, 19,from Doncaster College, achieved success in the Final of the Matchfit for Skills Business Competition taking first prize in a debating competition. Three topics were debated; the Olympics were good for Britain’s economy. The high street is being lost due to a move to out of town shopping centres, and the UK recession is now over.
The pair were judged on their debating skills as well as their confidence, control, composure, quality of language and use of technical terminology and evidence of the research undertaken. Both students won £50 each in vouchers.
Luke Roe said ‘It was an exhilarating experience and brilliant to be able to use the skills developed on the course and win first prize.’
Other Business Level 3 students Sophia Dobson, 20, and Shannon Wright, 19 also took part in the Matchfit finals, setting up and running their own pop up stall.
In the Sports competition, each team comprised of a mix of males and females and all competitors were studying a qualification up to level 3 in Sport or equivalent. The daylong competition included a tug of war, triathlon, orienteering and a problem-solving task.
The College teams finished third and fourth, and Becky Fores, Lecturer in Public Service and Sport at the College said,
‘Participating in the events, provided our learners with a fantastic opportunity to develop their problem solving, team work and leadership skills alongside their physical ability. Overall, great day for both our learners and staff.’
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