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Sport students in fund-raising drive

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Long Road Sport students have been busy raising money.

The first fund-raising activity was designed by Sport National Diploma students as part of their Disability in Sport unit. “We decided to arrange a Blind Penalty Shootout,” explains Lauren Miller. “We wanted to make money to support blind footballers. We’ve also been selling cakes and sweets.”

Photo (above): Emily Warboys and Nicole Marsh, complete with sandwich board, advertise the Blind Penalty Shootout, while Molly Doe, Lauren Miller and Elisa Turner sell sweets and cakes. Ollie Wheeler and Dan Synowiec try out blindfolded penalty-taking.


Meanwhile, members of the Long Road Hockey team – and Sport staff –  have been been on a hair removal campaign.

Photo (below): Kieran Chandler relaxes while undergoing the traditional leg-waxing method (top left) whereas Patrick Cannon’s leg (top centre) suffers the more brutal, modern approach.  Nigel Ballard (top right) loses the last bit of hair he has, while Ben Hudson (bottom left) rediscovers his ears, Sam Grace (bottom centre) looks terrified and Matt Payne (bottom right) celebrates his new impish look.

“We’ve got through to the finals of the British Colleges and Schools Hockey championships in Bath,” says Ben Hudson, hockey team coach. We’re the Eastern Region champions so a lot’s at stake.  The finals are 30 March – 1 April, and we need to raise money to contribute to our campaign.”

Some brave students agreed to have their legs shaved, both by the newer, hi-tec wax strip and by the traditional hot wax method, applied by two members of the college catering team, Kim Townsend and Laura Cinque.  Having got rid of all that unsightly leg hair, the stylists set their sights a little higher – to the crowning glory of four teachers.