News from Clarendon Sixth Form College

Enrichment brings students together

Two students from Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College form friendship through a mutual love of badminton.

Ewan Macdonald, who studies A-levels at Clarendon Sixth Form College and Callum Shaw, who studies at Tameside College, met through the college’s enrichment programme.

After attending regular badminton sessions hosted in Tameside College’s sports hub, the students became firm friends and even competed together in a regional competition.

The Association of Colleges’ north west regional badminton competition took place at Platt lane Sports Complex on 11th November, with both students competing against some of the best players in the region.

Mark Pollitt, health and wellbeing officer at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “Both Ewan and Callum regularly attend student enrichment sessions and have formed a friendship playing badminton together. Playing in the regional badminton tournament was an opportunity for them to further showcase the skills they have developed and both students did themselves and the colleges proud. I would encourage any student interested to get involved and try something new, you will meet lots of new people, potentially learn a new skill and keep healthy.”

Ewan, said: “Being able to participate in badminton helps to keep me active and healthy. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends and meet new people whilst exercising and developing. I also really enjoyed taking part in the competition alongside Callum.”

Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College’s enrichment programme includes a wide range of extracurricular activities and sports such as: basketball, futsal, badminton, cross country, the National Citizenship Service and much more. To find out more, visit the enrichment page on the student hub site.