Sport students raise money for Children in Need

Our Sport students marked Children in Need day by raising £1,459.12 through a range of activities.

Students and staff from the college’s Sport department raised the money by holding a car wash, obstacle course, penalty shootouts, bake sale and 5-a-side football tournament. The department chose to help Children in Need as part of their module to organise a sport event, which enables students to run a sporting event whilst raising money for a good cause.

Liam Wildsmith, a Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma student, said: “I feel the Children in Need fundraising event was a success and I am proud of what we have all achieved. The fact the money we raised will go to the less fortunate makes me feel proud I contributed to making someone’s life better. Now people have smiles on their faces because of what we have done.”

Shane Jackson, Sports Academy and Travel and Tourism tutor, added: “This was a well planned, organised and enthusiastic event ran by Barnsley College students that showcased and developed learners’ leadership, promotion and marketing skills. They raised over £1,400 for a great cause and an amazing charity that will hopefully make a difference to many children in need.”

Last updated: 23rd November 2016

Originally posted on: 23rd November 2016