Shotton Hall Pupils Drop Into EDC

Over 30 Year-10 pupils from Shotton Hall School, Peterlee, dropped into East Durham College to get a taste of life as a sport student.

The pupils, all aged between 14 and 15, spent a full day at East Durham College’s £36m campus in Peterlee with the College’s sports coaches and lecturers. They took part in a varied range of sports including basketball, table tennis and badminton.

“I think the sports facilities here are amazing” said Hope Magill, 14, from Peterlee. She went on to say: “I’m thinking about studying sport at college and I’m definitely applying to come here.”

Craig Foster, 15 from Peterlee, remarked: “I can’t believe the size of the gym, it’s huge. I’ve just booked my induction so I can come and use it during the school holidays”.

Christine Booth, Schools Liaison Officer for the College, added: “It’s important for young people to come and see the facilities here and get to know the staff at the College. Moving from school to college can be a daunting task.

“Days like today offer potential college students the chance to see what college life is about and most importantly if they’re going to enjoy what they’re planning to do at college”.

If you’d like to find out more about sport taster days at the College please call Rose Fraser of 0191 518 5565.