Uniformed Services students at the King s Lynn Campus are to be put through their paces on the brand new outdoor personal fitness area installed at Lynnsport, thanks to collaboration between the Borough Council of King s Lynn & West Norfolk and CWA.
The course is made up of 25 different elements and has been designed in association with Alive Management. It incorporates climbing walls, balance beams, hurdles, dip stations, pull-up stations, climbing nets and monkey bars.
The area is not only the new home of the Uniformed Service training challenges, but also has a mutual benefit to users of Lynnsport. There are two sets of each piece of equipment, so that teams can compete against each other or people can race the course against a friend, maximising the benefits of this type of activity and supporting communications and team work.
Andrew Gedge, Head of Faculty for Care and Public Services, said: I have been delighted that we have been able to further strengthen the links between the college and the borough council, since we moved our sports provision to Lynnsport.
During this period of increased pressures on public finances, we have managed to provide an investment that benefits hugely the communities of the college and the borough, in being able to access a high-quality facility that will support the physical health and development of its users.
The Uniformed Services programme at CWA is nationally recognised as one of the best preparatory programmes for participants to enter into either the armed or unarmed public services and this facility only enhances our ability to deliver this important employability agenda.
CWA has been acknowledged for their partnership work with the Royal Air Force by being awarded their Platinum Partner Award.
This was given to CWA in praise of their uniformed services courses and the high number of students who successfully progress to join the RAF.
Posted on 25/09/15.
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The College of West Anglia s (CWA) motorsport team left the competition at the start line at the weekend, as they finished first in their class in the MSV Trackday Trophy at Donnington Park.
The Trackday Trophy is designed to help enthusiastic track day drivers and novice racers to get a foot in the door and enter the world of competitive motorsport.
The unmissable black and orange BMW Mini Cooper, Gen 1, was guided round the track by drivers Chris Middleton, who is a lecturer at CWA Wisbech, and Andrew Tsang, a CWA Volunteer in Motorsport. They were supported by 12 students from the IMI Motorsport Level 2 course at CWA Wisbech.
Students are only two weeks into their course and so are getting real hands-on experience, from learning on the job at race days such as this.
Team Principal John Paul Latham said: We would like to thank our sponsors Engineering Factory Supplied Ltd and Wisbech Round Table. We can t praise our IMI motorsport level 2 and IMI motorcycle level 3 student team members enough for their efforts and professionalism this weekend another trophy to add to the collection!
Also, thanks and well done to our two drivers Chris Middleton and Andrew Tsang.
Posted on 22/09/15.
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CWA Hair and beauty students snipped back in time on Saturday, as they showcased hair and beauty through the ages at West Norfolk Council s Beer, Butchers and Barbers event.
The Saturday Market Place in King s Lynn was transformed as a part of the Heritage Open Day weekend. Traders from local breweries served up bottles of real ale, butchers stopped tummies from rumbling with barbecued bangers and traditional meat products. There was even a local street group to perform to passers-by.
Hairdressing and media make-up students put on displays throughout the afternoon for the public to sit back and enjoy, in the marquee near the historical King s Lynn Minster.
They entertained those that entered the marquee with demonstrations of how hair and beauty trends have changed over time, since the Elizabethan period. Students dressed in period costume to complete their makeovers, with the swinging 60s, 1940s servicewoman and the 1920s flapper era on display.
Beauty students also offered free face painting and media makeup demonstrations in between their on-stage demonstrations. Children spent time having fake war wounds painted on their hands and arms, while parents sat back and watched displays on stage.
Carole Gallagher, Programme Manager for hair and beauty said: This was a fantastic event.
It was great for the students to have a chance to experiment with different beauty eras and brilliant to see them interacting with potential new clients, showcasing exactly what we can offer at the College of West Anglia.
The students were nervous at times but gained valuable experience and confidence and produced some great hair styles and make-up.
These events are of great value to both our students for the experience and the department as a whole.
Steven King, Project Officer Townscape Heritage Initiative, said: The skills and the knowledge shown by all the students was fantastic.
It was great to have them on board, ensuring that this most traditional of skills is kept going, and was showcased right in the heart of the St Margaret s Townscape Heritage Initiative area.
Posted on 16/09/15.