At Hereford Sixth Form College, all students are encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle and take part in sport, whatever their ability or interest. For those who enjoyed team sports at school there are Sports Academies in Basketball, Football, Hockey, Netball or Rugby to join.
Continued growth and success of physical education and sport at the College has also resulted in the introduction of an Elite Athletes Support Programme. The programme is thriving and students are competing nationally and internationally in an array of elite sports from cycling and synchronised swimming to sailing and fencing.
But what if you don’t fit these categories? The College’s Impact programme offers all students the opportunity to participate in fun and social, physical activities. Whether it’s a kick around with friends, trying out a new sport or improving fitness, there is something for everyone.
Greta Hampson (right), one of the Elite Athletes at Hereford Sixth Form College, recently won a hat-trick of gold medals at the 2018 Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Championships. Greta also picked up the Junior Female Sports Achiever of the Year award at Herefordshire Sports Awards 2018.
Above: The Impact Programme – Wheelchair Rugby taster. Below: The Impact Programme – A week of Glow Sports.
But the importance of taking part in regular activities goes much further. Playing sports helps with relaxation and reduces anxiety. It helps with concentration and memory and stimulates creativity. It teaches life skills such as teamwork, responsibility, self-confidence and accountability.
When those all important assessments and exams come round you will be more focused and energised to handle them. So, if you are thinking about coming to study at one of the best sixth form colleges in the country, don’t just think of the choice of academic subjects, choose to get involved in some of the great activities on offer which will really enhance your academic progress. It’s a win, win.
HEREFORD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
Folly Lane, Hereford HR1 1LU
Tel: 01432 355 166
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