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Public Services Students host Regional Athletics Qualifiers
Lancaster & Morecambe College recently hosted the regional indoor small schools athletics qualifiers for a range of local primary schools. Level 3 Public Services students planned and delivered the competition which was a Lancashire County qualifying event.
The students welcomed the schools, organised the activity equipment and implemented their plans to manage the event. This included recording, calculating and announcing the results of the competition. The students also recruited volunteers from other Public Services courses and allocated them with specific roles to support the event.
The students organised the competition as part of the Organising Sports Events unit which is part of their Public Service Level 3 course criteria. It was run in conjunction with Steve Jamieson and the Lancaster and Heysham Schools Sports Partnerships. This event was just one of three competitions which will be held at LMC this year. The other competitions are being held in January for large schools and secondary schools.
The event was a great success, with Dolphinholme Primary School being the overall champions for the 8th year in a row. They will now be going on to represent Lancaster schools at the county finals with Arkholme representing the Heysham schools partnership.
Steve Jamieson, Lancaster and Heysham School Sports Partnership said “the students were a credit to the college and ensured the competition was a great success”.
LMC Public Service Level 3 Course Manager Barry Robson said, “the students enjoyed the event and carried out their plans to a high standard and quality. The event is an example of how LMC works with our external partners to provide indoor athletics competitions for local schools”.
LMC Sport and Public Services Deputy Programme Area Manager, Gary Kelly said “the event was a great way for students to experience the planning and delivery of an event. It provided the students with essential real life opportunities to develop their employability skills in a sports event setting, as well as enhancing their future career aspirations”.
This opportunity is one example of how Public Services students develop additional learning experiences and employability skills which run in conjunction with their academic programme of study.
Students also have the opportunity to access a range of experiences at LMC to enhance their future employment aspirations. These include European visits to Slovakia, Poland and Bulgaria, work placement week with Public Services providers, National Citizenship Service Programme and working with a range of local schools to deliver coaching and outdoor activities.
LMC Public Services students can study on a range of courses at College which are matched to their academic ability and career pathways, such as the NCFE Level 2 and 3 Entry to Uniformed Services, BTEC Level 3 Diploma’s in Public Services and BTEC HND Level 5 in Public Service qualifications.
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