• Phil Packer

ColegauCymru/Colleges Wales support BRIT & champion the annual BRIT Challenge

We are delighted that ColegauCymru are continuing to support BRIT and championing the annual BRIT Challenge.


It has been a pleasure to develop a special relationship with ColegauCymru over the past three years. We are sincerely grateful to Iestyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, and Rob Baynham, Project Coordinator, for all their help and support to promote our annual BRIT Challenge and encourage their members to enter teams.


Our aspiration is that every college in Wales embraces our annual BRIT Challenge, enters teams and encourages their students and staff to take part.

Iestyn Davies, Chief Executive of ColegauCymru said;


"Colleges in Wales are taking an active role in developing new interventions that promote positive mental health and improved wellbeing of learners through participation in sport and physical activity.

The British Inspiration Trust’s annual BRIT Challenge presents a great opportunity for colleges and their learners to engage in a physical challenge, improve their mental health and fitness, raise awareness of mental health issues among young people in Wales and raise vital funds for local, regional and national charities.


I hope every college in Wales enters teams it will be great to see how much each college can raise for BRIT and the local, regional or national charity of their choice.”


Iestyn Davies

Chief Executive Officer

ColegauCymru


ColegauCymru are an education charity which promotes the public benefit of further education in Wales.  They believe that all learners have the right to world-class education, delivered in a safe, diverse and inclusive setting and within a sector which supports the wider community, employers and the economy.


ColegauCymru also convene the Further Education Principals’ Forum, which represents the interests of further education (FE) providers.


They undertake research and policy development and provide practical support to the FE community. Working closely with Welsh Government, their agencies, and other stakeholders, ColegauCymru help shape policies affecting the FE sector, their learners and staff.


ColegauCymru is the first point of contact for further education in Wales.


Almost 180 universities and colleges have taken part in our BRIT Challenges over the past two years and we hope the annual inclusive BRIT Challenge will become a firm fixture in the Welsh Education, Sport and Charity Sector's Calendar of Events.


Rob Baynham, Project Officer at Colleges Wales said;


"Students and staff in every college in Wales are invited to work as a team to cover the annual target distance (2,022 miles in 2022), during the month of February, by either hand-cycling, cycling, wheelchair pushing, swimming, walking, jogging, running, rowing or paddling (canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding).


To engage as many students and staff as possible, colleges in Wales may want to split the distance between their sports teams, clubs, departments, courses and campuses. It is a great way to promote inclusion and ensure every student and staff feels part of their team’s efforts."


Rob Baynham

Project Manager

ColegauCymru


We wish every student and staff member in Wales the very best of luck with their BRIT Challenge distance and fundraising targets.