Skills students embrace the BRIT Challenge

Offering students the chance to build their confidence and life skills through “exceptional enrichment” is a priority at The Skills Academy.

So, when the call came to join the BRIT Challenge this year, the Skills team were quick to get on board.

With a focus on physical health and mental wellbeing, the initiative hits the mark.

Alternative provision manager Tracey Laycock said: “Students and staff embraced the BRIT Challenge, supporting local mental health charities by completing a series of physical and wellbeing tasks.”

The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) aims to support and improve the mental health, fitness and wellbeing, of young adults and students across the UK.

BRIT Challenge at The Skills Academy
Students at The Skills Academy join the BRIT Challenge
BRIT Challenge at The Skills Academy

Running annually from January through to March, the BRIT Challenge encourages colleges and universities to put that into action by organising their own events, with a focus on improving student and staff wellbeing, inspiring volunteering and fundraising, while championing equality, diversity and inclusion.

Events have taken place right across the Education Training Collective, which incorporates The Skills Academy. For Skills students creating a 24 positive words wall and embarking on a 2.4 mile walk were particular favourites.

Tracey added: Extracurricular activities are embedded into every learning journey at The Skills Academy supporting learners’ mental health, wellbeing and building those softer skills.”