Sport and Public Service students have had an exciting start to the new year, working with former and current Olympic champions as part of their National Citizen Service Programme.

Students undertook team building activities at Loughborough University with athletes from the Dame Kelly Holmes trust. Various team building activities included Tag Rugby, Circuits, Wheechair Basketball and Rowing and much more.

During their fun-filled week of activities students met with athletes such as former international badminton player, 5-time national champion and silver medallist, Jenny Walwork; rugby league champion Paul Broadbent; and Olympic swimmer James Kirton.

Athletes provided students with a valuable insight into the sports industry and the careers paths they could take as well as inspiring them that with the right attitude, determination and courage they can find their inner strength to fulfil their potential.

James Kirton, who defied injuries to reach his childhood dream of becoming an Olympian, raised student’s aspirations by helping them to harness the physical and psychological skills needed to achieve their personal goals and targets.

New College Stamford work closely National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme to provide students in varying courses an experience they’ll never forget whilst enhancing their CV and building skills for work and life.

The residential is a multiple day trip in which students live with their team at an outdoor activity centre, getting to know new people, embark of exhilarating challenges and marks the start of their NCS experience.

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NCS is one of many exciting opportunities available to students at New College Stamford. If you’re leaving school next year and are thinking what to do next, visit our Open Evening on Thursday 12th October from 5.30pm to 8.00pm to find out about all of the exciting opportunities available to you!

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Students Kick Off the New Year Working with Olympic Champions for NCS