Studying has never been so fun! Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form is dedicated to providing the best extra-curricular opportunities for its students – and now they are hitting the slopes at Ski Rossendale!

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form understands that taking part and enjoying recreational activities as well as academic studies at College leads to a more rounded young person! To this end, the College promotes healthy bodies and minds with an extensive array of challenging and varied extra-curricular activities, which are open to all students.

Extra-curricular activities available at the College include “Knit n Stitch”, for student and staff crafters; the popular Duke of Edinburgh Awards (Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards); and the “Get Up, Get Active, Get Involved” programme. “Get Up, Get Active, Get Involved” began last academic year, and changes each year according to student interest and demand. Currently it involves activities such as gym sessions, football, badminton, and even Bokwa!

As part of “Get Up, Get Active, Get Involved”, the College has recently been able to offer a series of six weekly trips to Ski Rossendale, an iconic leisure facility where all people can come together to have fun, whilst learning to Ski and Board.

Alexis Walker, College Sportmaker, joined the College last year, and is keen to promote healthy living and physical fitness for students. She has been leading the Ski Rossendale visits. She said, “We are very lucky to have been invited back to Ski Rossendale, where our students have once more been offered the opportunity to participate in a free 6 week ski programme!

The group, made up of young women studying Health and Social Care, has been participating in the ski programme to increase confidence and improve relationships and cohesion within the group. The opportunity to work together through sporting activities has been very successful in helping address these areas within the group. The students are also having the opportunity gain new skills and experiences – which they love!”