Students Promote Sports Relief Mile

Mon, 2001-06-25 01:00

(L to R) Back Row Martin Johns – Lecturer in Sport, Beth Smith, Reece Franks, Luke Pegman. Front Row Anthony Nesbit, John-Paul Hunt

A group of students have launched a promotional campaign to promote a Sport Relief Mile event to be held in Peterlee on Sunday.

The five students from Dene Community School of Technology and St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School, in Peterlee, have got involved with the event as part of their studies on a vocational programme in sport at East Durham College.

As part of their studies the students have created posters and flyers to promote the event and also advertised it on the College’s Student Intranet and created PR in the local newspapers.

The main aim for the students is to promote health and fitness, help raise money and to improve community spirit.

Martin Johns, a lecturer in sport studies at East Durham College, said: “The students have put a lot of time and effort into this campaign, not only in designing promotional material, but also giving up their own time at the weekend to help out at the event.

“They have been great to teach and are a credit to their schools.”

Beth Smith, 15, from Eden Hill in Peterlee, said: “I have had loads of fun and great experiences whilst studying this unit. I’ve learnt a lot from the whole process, inside and outside of the classroom, and knowing it’s all going towards a great cause is awesome.”

The Peterlee Sport Relief Mile will be held on Sunday 25th March and starts at The Pavilion at 10:00am.