Coleg Cambria held a 24-hour activity relay to raise money for a children’s charity.

It all began on the evening of Monday May 21st with sports such as netball, athletics and rugby, organisers aiming to not only raise as much money as possible for the NSPCC, but to promote activities which can support mental and physical well being, all of which contribute to the Active@Cambria strategy.

Throughout the night there was a walk up Moel Famau, a static bike ride at Deeside campus and, as the sun rose, a Tai Chi session in Northop.

Highlights included goat walking, yoga, salsa dancing, ice skating, futsal and trampolining.

Paula Wood, Assistant Principal and Director of Curriculum, said the 24-hour relay combined the caring side of Cambria with the ethos of its well-being strategy, to encourage positive activities which promote awareness of mental and physical health.  

“This was something we’ve been planning for a while, an epic event spanning 24 hours encompassing many different activities,” said Paula.

“It was a great opportunity for us to fundraise for the NSPCC, but also to raise awareness of what we can all do to support mental and physical well-being. 

“We had lots of popular activities lined-up, but also some fun and unusual games and walks that appealed to people of all levels and ages – there was something for everyone.”

The 24-hour relay also included sessions highlighting healthy eating and mindfulness, messages driven by the college’s successful Active@Cambria strategy. 

Developed in line with nationwide bodies including Sport Wales and Colegau Cymru, it has helped to encourage a positive and healthy working environment while serving as best practice for some of the country’s top organisations using three distinct categories – Get Active, Elite Sport and Future Sport.

The relay finished at the college’s Llysfasi site, where CEO David Jones received the baton in readiness to complete his own challenge next month, which involves a 48-mile Cambria Circle Walk calling at all college sites all in one day.

For more information about the 24-hour relay, visit www.cambria.ac.uk/24hourrelay 

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