Accrington and Rossendale College celebrate student success

Accrington and Rossendale College are celebrating the success of one of their former students, Georgina Woodhead.

Georgina graduated from the Sports Science and Coaching Studies Degree at the college before progressing onto her employment at Edstart Rochdale as a Primary Sports Specialist. With passion to make a difference in the teaching of sports to primary aged children at the forefront of her mind, she knew she had to make a career in educating youngsters.

She commented:

“I have always loved sports science and working with children. I was a Teaching Assistant in a high school for a while and saw how many children did not enjoy PE at secondary school level – I wanted to instil a positive PE experience in children at a young age, which is why I decided to pursue this career.”

It has been the facilities, the knowledge of staff and support from Accrington and Rossendale College that have assisted Georgina on her journey.

“You have to have a passion and good knowledge of how to transfer skills between sports to effectively teach PE and this is something I have learnt from the college when studying for my degree. The end goal is to become a fully-qualified teacher and continue with extra-curricular activities for primary school children.”

Georgina is one of a number of people who have gone on to create wonderful careers as a result of their further education at Accrington and Rossendale College.

Gareth Henry, Programme Leader of the Sports Science and Coaching Studies degree, commented:

“Our aim is to help those who choose to study with us on their journey to be where they want to be. We are incredibly proud of all of our students who pass through the college and Georgina’s achievements are commendable. She was a hard worker throughout the degree programme and I’m sure she will achieve her end goal.”