North Cork Sports & Recreation LTI is run from The Big Blue Cube, Gouldshill, Mallow.
We’ve had a fantastic Year at the North Cork Sports and Recreation LTI. The project continues to evolve in new exciting ways. Our main goal is to develop a community of learners through quality education that integrates theory, practice, and personal growth in a sports and recreation environment. On this project participants can expect to achieve a QQI Level 4 major award in Sports and Recreation. It’s the equivalent to a leaving certificate and something that can open doors to further education to young people. Student progression is something that is paramount and something we pay attention to both as a team and through our dedicated student progression officer providing students with the skills and supports to move on after the course. Students attend the Gym twice weekly for 38 weeks of the 44 week course in addition to this students get the opportunity to participate in the following sports: Soccer, tag rugby, dodge ball, basketball, speedball, Olympic handball, ultimate frisbee, flag tag, and badminton. Students also attended a variety workshops: Yoga, mindfulness, first aid, money advice & budgeting. We’ve also added a daily breakfast club to our schedule so that students can avail of tea, coffee and toast, a variety of cereals, seasonal fruits and yogurts. It has been a huge success, increasing students ability to concentrate on academic work and push for sporting excellence.
As well as this we have continued to build our relationships with other local educational institutions such as the National Learning Network (Pathways, Mallow) Mallow College of Further Education, and Youth Reach. Our Tunnel Vision horticulture partnership with Pathways was a fantastic success serving to create an ethos of inclusivity, with both staff and students, working, learning and eating together. Our sponsored walk event to raise money for a defibrillator for The Big Blue Cube in Gouldshill was based on the idea that it would be of benefit to people who use the building daily as well as the wider community in the area, and crucially help save lives. In addition to this it would also help us to forge links with similar organisations, build awareness of the work of the project and engage with potential future participants.
For more information on this project please contact Ger on 086 4693360.