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Student Activities and Involvement

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Here at the college we have seen a huge rise in student participation in sport and exercise activities. With figures almost double those from previous years, more and more students are taking advantage of the excellent enrichment opportunities here at the college.

As well as the hugely popular free swimming and fitness suite sessions at the Dolphin Centre, regular activities in the college sports hall have also increased and now include badminton, basketball, 5-a-side football, volleyball, table tennis, dodge ball and netball. We also hold a number of fitness sessions including zumba, spinning, kettlebells and bootcamp. There have also been successful courses in archery and street dance, not to mention the regular trips to the snow-covered slopes of Xscape for snowboarding and skiing. Take a look at our Student Activities and Events brochure for further information about what the college has on offer.

In addition to this the college has also been entering more sports competitions and have achieved some great success stories! College teams have entered and won inter-college competitions for both male and female 5-a-side football, they have continued to dominate the Tees Colleges’ basketball league, managed to gain second place in the first badminton Tees Valley Cup, as well as having defeated East Durham College’s rugby academy in a rugby 10’s match.

With all of this success the college is eager to increase the opportunities for its students and to help all of them be a part of the enrichment and wide variety of sport and exercise activities that take place here at the college. Activities that may be held include: kendo (Japanese sword fencing), young women’s football, and, back by popular demand, another course of street dancing.

The sports enrichment team are eager to respond to the demands of the students, so if you have any ideas of the types of activities you want to see here at the college, then speak to Gavin Parkin (email: gparkin@darlington.ac.uk). If there is enough support from the students, then we will make it happen!

The Horizon Fund

Do you want to spend some time overseas volunteering, working for a charity or doing something to extend your skills?

If you’ve thought of doing such a project but need some help financially, an application to the Horizon Fund could help you achieve your goals.

For further information please download this leaflet. If you wish to apply to The Horizon Fund please complete this application form.

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