Warrington Collegiate students giddy up for active lifestyles

A partnership between Warrington Collegiate and a nearby riding school has seen 10 students rise to the challenge of leading more active lifestyles.

The College’s Active You team – which organises a wide range of fun, relaxed sessions to give students the chance to socialise and meet new people while staying healthy – has been working closely with Croft Riding School to develop a project to encourage more students to get active.

The project was supported by Active Cheshire’s Sportivate funding and saw 10 students who were previously inactive take part in 12 weekly sessions learning the basics of horse riding and grooming.

Jordyn Layfield, College Sports Maker, said: “The feedback from this project has been fantastic. We have been able to watch students’ confidence levels improve not only when riding but during group work and challenges.

“The project has allowed students to make new friends across curriculum areas and engage in a new activity.

“We are currently waiting to launch our second phase of the project allowing more students to participate within the project.”

As well as Horse Riding, the Active You team run weekly Zumba, Boogie Bounce and Circuit Training sessions.