Students show-off their skills at athletics day event

30 August 2017

The skills for life and employment department showcased their skills, not in the classroom, but on the playing field earlier this summer at their very own Athletics Day event.

The annual event held at Cleavley’s Athletics Track, Eccles, had an attendance of over 80 students from the department, as well as family, teachers and friends.

Sports and games put on catered for students with a host of disabilities, allowing them to compete together in one singular, daylong event.

Disabled children from local schools were also invited on the day and encouraged to both join in on the fun and let out their competitive sides. Without events like these being put on by Salford City College’s skills for life and employment department, sports activities would otherwise be inaccessible for many of those who attended.

Neil Hall who organised the event said: “It was great to see so many students taking part and having fun. The event would not be a success were it not for the enthusiasm of both staff and students willing to get involved.”

Though it was the fourteenth year the event had been held, those competing were breaking all-time records and impressing spectators in sports including archery, discus, javelin, hammer-throw, long-jump, shot-put, 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meter sprints.

Even senior members of staff were getting stuck in, with Deputy Principal, Michael J Walsh, taking part in the hammer throw amongst other activities.

Neil continue: “I wish to thank everyone who attended, especially the staff members who do not work within the department, but took time out of their schedule to support us. As always we have had wonderful feedback by both students and parents which is always well received.”

For more information on our skills for life and employment department go to: http://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/

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