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Students get active in Thanet with local council partnership

At Broadstairs College, we aim to give our learners every opportunity to be part of their community and network with local employers. This is why our Sport and Leisure department will represent Broadstairs College in the Active Thanet Partnership.

This initiative from Thanet District Council's Active Thanet team brings together local businesses and works on community developments to support the physical and mental wellbeing of residents in Thanet.

Working alongside organisations such as Your Leisure, Kent Police, Social Enterprise Kent, Inclusive Sport, Safer Kent, and many more, the partnership will focus on key strategic objectives to achieve a healthier and more active Thanet. The partnerships collective objectives are;

  • Priority 1: Increased diversionary opportunities for young people
  • Priority 2: Increase public health initiatives and reduce health inequalities
  • Priority 3: Enhance and implement Active Thanet Communities scheme
  • Priority 4: Increased fundraising and commissioning opportunities
  • Priority 5: Increase workforce development and volunteering opportunities

Our Sport and Leisure students have already benefited from this partnership by taking part in social action alongside Thanet District Council and Active Thanet over the past couple of years. These projects have included setting up community sports activities in Margate and providing speed stacking activities to the isolated and vulnerable in the run-up to Christmas.

Programme Director for Sport and Leisure, Sam Perkins, is really excited about the future opportunities this partnership presents saying, “ We’re really proud to be part of this collaboration that brings together so many large employers across Thanet and Kent. Our students, and particularly those on the Sport and Leisure programmes, will benefit greatly from this and I know the students are really keen to get involved and help improve their home towns.”  

Our Study Programmes are designed to give students all the skills needed to progress into higher education or go into employment after they complete their studies. By embedding work experience, social action, and encounters with employers into each student's course, we can ensure our learners are continually exploring the local job market and networking with potential employers. It also provides the opportunity to build on soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and project management.

If you’re looking for a Sport and Leisure course that leads to real job opportunities, visit our next Open Day.