Greater Manchester Competition Triumph for Bury College Students

As the final whistle blew on the Greater Manchester Skills Sport and Public Services Competition, Bury College students lifted the winning trophy and celebrated their success as the proud hosts.

Students from Bury College, Bolton College, Salford College, Oldham College, Wigan and Leigh College, Trafford College, Hopwood Hall College, Tameside College and Stockport College battled it out at the Bury College campus during the course of an action packed day.

Competitive students took part in a range of sporting events including basketball, a 1.5 mile run, a 100m sprint and futsal, a type of football played on a hard court. These events challenged students to use teamwork and communication skills and was an exciting opportunity for them to compete against peers from across different colleges.

Over in the Public Services department, students delivered engaging presentations which explored topics such as human rights and policing issues. Learners delivered these ideas to an influential panel which included Bury College governors and a local business man.

Bury College were delighted to not only walk away as the overall winners but to also act as the proud hosts. The Greater Manchester Skills Competition was an opportunity for Bury College to showcase their extensive range of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including a 4-court sports hall, an industry standard fitness suite and sports injury clinic.

Former Mount St Joseph School pupil Jack Unsworth competed in the day’s events and was delighted to be a part of the winning college. The Level 3 Sport student said, “The Greater Manchester Sport competition was brilliant and it brought a lot of colleges from across Greater Manchester together.”

Students from other colleges were equally impressed with the day. Hopwood Hall College student Jack Wardle added, “Today has been really enjoyable and I have learnt more team work skills. I found the facilities at Bury College really good!”

Jane Philbin, Bury College Public Services Curriculum Manager said of the day’s events, “The day was a resounding success with all participants, staff and student helpers a credit to their respective colleges. I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and to the Bury College Governors and guests for taking the time to listen to and judge the presentations.”

Ben Fallows, Bury College Sport Curriculum Manager said, “A really successful day, impeccable behaviour and sportsmanship by all participants from the different colleges throughout the day.  The student helpers were excellent in ensuring the smooth running of the events during the day. It was a great opportunity to showcase the impressive facilities the college offer to students.”

Skills competitions took place across the week with different colleges hosting different competitions.

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