College staff and students lend a helping hand
As the excitement built and the crowds awaited for the arrival of the Olympic Torch at the Black Country Museum on Saturday June 30th, students and staff from Dudley College got museum visitors in the mood for the flame's arrival with a range of fun and challenging sports activities.
Visitors were encouraged to test their skills at speed bouncing, crazy catching, sack racing and the egg and spoon relay, all fun events that anyone, whatever their age, could have a go at. Dudley College staff also ran three Bootcamp sessions to test the fitness of those brave enough to have a go at a full programme of exercises, including sit-up and press ups.
Rob Elkin, Dudley College's Community Sports Co-ordinator said "We got everyone involved on this special day and it was a great opportunity for local people to be part of the Olympics. At the college our staff and students have embraced the Olympic and Para Olympic values of development through sport, and we were able to pass on our enthusiasm for sport and knowledge of the benefits exercise can bring onto the large crowd at the Black County Museum.
"I'm confident the Olympics will raise the level of interest in sport across the Black country and leave a lasting legacy for the on-going development of sport in the community."