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The College was excited to hold a Wellbeing Day recently, bringing together staff members from across all campuses before the summer break.

College Principal, Simon Pierce, launched the day with a warm welcome to staff, thanking them for their dedication and hard work throughout the academic year, before presenting a staff awards ceremony.

Certificates and vouchers were presented to staff who had achieved significant milestones in their service, including those who had worked for the College for 10, 20, and 30 plus years!

Awards were also presented to staff who had been nominated by their colleagues for recognition of ‘Innovation in Teaching’, ‘Providing an Outstanding Learner Experience’, ‘Developments to Curriculum, ‘Living the College Values’, ‘Unsung Hero’ and ‘Colleague of the Year’.

Staff then enjoyed a morning of wellbeing activities, ranging from meditation sessions with My Monkey Mind and Positive Life Workshops, to sensory rooms, laughing yoga, resilience building with NHS Mersey Care, a visit from Therapy Dogs Nationwide, and an escape from reality with virtual reality headsets. There were also lots of information stalls such as a free will writing service and occupational health checks.

After a lunchtime BBQ, the day ended with an all-staff 'Field Day', seeing staff members from across all College departments go head-to-head in a range of sporting activities, including an egg and spoon race, obstacle course, relay races and more.

Our Services to People department took home a victory hamper full of goodies, with Engineering and Progress Coaches coming in second place, and the English and Maths department scooping third. All teams received medals for taking part!

Staff Awards: Innovation in Teaching – John Meher, Providing an Outstanding Learner Experience – Chris Connor, Developments to Curriculum – Trish Kinsella, Living the College Values – Jackie Campbell, Unsung Hero – Michelle Matthews and Colleague of the Year – Steve Ball.

Long-Service Awards: 10 Years - Paul Byatt, Rob Hinde, Sarah Tabern, Pat Walsh, Stephen Woodburn, Lynn Hargraves, Daniel Murphy, Katherine Taylor, Adrian Wilson. 20 Years - Christine Adamson, Julia Callaghan, Marie Ellaby, Joanne Hussey, Lisa Linell-McGorrin, Stuart Simpkin, Arthur Winn, Pj Bacon, Wayne Chisnall, Joan Hargreaves, Maxine Kenrick, Keith Macklin, Helen Swift, Kathryn Worthington, Andrea Beatty, Donna Critchley, Julie Heap, Trish Kinsella, George Morris, Kevin Underwood. 30 Years - Steve Ball, Ian Dale, Shaun Hamblett, Bernard Logan, Carol O’Mara, Ian Thomson, Louise Woods, Rob Barker, Marie Davies, Mark Harrison, Jim Morgan, Lyn Robinson, Kevin Topping, Rosalind McCully, Clive Campbell, Gary Freeman, Paul Kowabnik, Barry Mugan, Wayne Robinson, Dorothy Williams, Dave Pye, Suzanne Colligan, Denise Graham, Michael Lea, Sue Naughton, Paulette Sandbach, Jeanine Williams.

For more pictures from the day, check out our gallery below.

College Staff Wellbeing Day 2023