Learn Devon learners raise money for Sports Relief

Posted on: 13 April 2018

During the course of March, 21 adult learners from Devon County Council’s adult education service, Learn Devon took part in a series of sponsored sports activities across West Devon and raised more than £300 for Sports Relief.

The activities included a swim and gym session at Parklands Leisure Centre in Okehampton, a two-hour non-stop multi-sports session at the Quay Leisure Centre in Kingsbridge and a two-hour non-stop exercise class at the Alexander Centre in Tavistock.

The participants ranged in age from 24 – 65 years and have learning difficulties. The sports sessions were an element of their courses, where they worked as a team to plan and organise a group activity.

“We did this because we want people to have the same chances we have,” said Tilly who took part in the exercise bike challenge.

Lee, who also participated in the exercise bike challenge said, “Sports Relief is a good cause. We planned this as a group”

“Raising money and getting people into sports both in this country and in other countries is a good thing,” explained Thomas, who took part in the 2-hour non-stop exercise challenge.

Caroline Ross, tutor to the learners said, “Everyone took part and felt really motivated. It’s a win-win; we raised money for charity, there are a number of learning outcomes for the learners such as how to organise and co-ordinate an event, and we are got some exercise!”

Pictures show:

Image 1 – Learn Devon learners with Chris Lamble, manager of Parklands Leisure Centre in Okehampton

Image 2 – Learn Devon learners at the Alexander Centre in Tavistock with Learn Devon tutor Caroline Ross (right) and Learning Support Assistant Nicola Bennett (left)

Image 3 – Learn Devon learners, with volunteer Liz Raeburn and Jamie Laban, assistant manager of Quay Leisure Centre in Kingsbridge