College takes steps to get students moving
Prizes are up for grabs for Trafford College staff and students taking part in a fitness challenge to get moving during the latest lockdown.
According to the latest figures from Sport England, the number of active 16 to 34 year-olds fell by 1.4 million across the country in two months during the first national lockdown in March, following the closure of clubs and sporting facilities in further education settings.
Overall, more than 3 million people were less active in England between mid-March and mid-May compared to the same period a year before.
Trafford College’s Project Lead for Sport England Leah Greig said: “Keeping active is so important for staff and student physical and mental health, and it is clearly linked academic performance.
“I wish everyone the best of luck and urge everyone currently working and studying from home to get moving!”
To win the College’s Walking Challenge learners and tutors must record the most steps between Wednesday 13th January and Monday 15th February, and prizes are also on offer for the best photographs from your journey tagging Trafford College on Twitter or Instagram.
Last term, Trafford College’s exercise initiative to clock up the largest distance using the Strava and Steps apps was won by 12 students from the Tourism and Aviation Department, who recorded the impressive equivalent of Manchester to Rome in five weeks, with a combined total of 1307.64km.