LOCAL COLLEGE LAUNCHES ‘CHANNELING POSITIVITY’ CAMPAIGN
A teacher and student duo from South Nottingham College (SNC) are aiming to become the first relay team to successfully swim the English Channel. The campaign, entitled ‘Channeling Positivity’, has been officially launched with the college as main sponsor. Head of school for 14-19 provision, Justine Drury, and part-time crafts student, Kate Vines, are both amateur swimmers and they wanted to take on a personal challenge to show what ordinary people could achieve. The swim is scheduled to take place on the 27th July 2011 – a year to the day until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Justine said: “We both wanted to undertake a personal challenge and were inspired by the Olympics. We want to show that two fairly average women could achieve something pretty spectacular, without fundamentally having to change our lives – we still work, have busy home lives and all the training is fitted in around this.”
The duo aim to raise money for charity through the swim, with students voting between themselves for the charity they wish to support. There will be opportunities for the students to fundraise and be involved in their training.
SNC marketing manager, Chris Stephenson, said: “When Kate and Justine came to us with their idea, it was an easy decision to decide to sponsor them. The college has long had an ethos of being about more than just a place of study. We want our students to be exposed to all kinds of life experiences.”
Follow their progress at channelingpositivity.com.