Student President Rob Sparkes addresses students at the annual student Winter Ball

Student president festive round-up

By Rob Sparkes, Student Association President

blog photoIt’s been a very successful term for the Reaseheath Student Association (SA). This is the first year that the SA teamed up as the Fresher Crew – welcoming new students to the College at the start of the academic year. We’ve had some great feedback from students and I really hope you’ve all settled in to life at Reaseheath!

Please keep up your feedback to the SA – so far it has helped us arrange some amazing events, including a brilliant turnout for the remembrance service held on campus.

It’s been a great term for fundraising – we’ve reached the £5000 mark this term for our RAG (Raising and Giving) charity, Macmillan Cancer Support and raised a further £3000 for The Royal British Legion.

Student President Rob Sparkes addresses students at the annual student Winter Ball

Student President Rob Sparkes addresses students and staff at the annual Winter Ball

All these achievements are because of you guys, the students –  so a big thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time, donated money and attended the socials this year!  I hope you all continue to enjoy your time at Reaseheath.

A further thank you to our Principal Meredydd and the senior management team for their continued support and advice.

Also, thank you to Astra, Lionel, Debs, Ali, Mark, Greg, Jared, Andy and all Safeguarding Officers, for the help throughout the year and their involvement in everything we do.

Hope you all have a great Christmas and a happy new year.

Enjoy and make the most of your Christmas break, have fun and stay safe!!


Jujitsu Club 2014

Dedicated jujitsu club members are a credit to the College

By Chris Mann, Jujitsu Club Co-ordinator

Enthusiastic students have excelled in jujitsu training this term, as part of the Reaseheath Jujitsu Club.

Jujitsu Club 2014Every Monday and Wednesday between 14 and 19 students have been attended the club, with some students even going to Chester on a Thursday night for further training – they are a real credit to the college!

Well done to Joe Tunnacliffe and Rob Andrews who have both achieved their orange belts, along with Cameron Redfearn who achieved his yellow belt.

The group have been the most dedicated to date and a pleasure to train, I’m very proud to be running the club and look forward to training with our regular members and new in the new year.

Macmillan Chester Takeover

Fantastic fundraising efforts for RAG

By Astra-Louise Drakeley, Student Liaison Officer 

Proactive fundraisers from the Reaseheath have raised over £5000 so far for this year’s RAG (Raising and Giving) charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Reaseheath Student Association (SA) and RAG committee have hosted a number of fundraising events this term including a minion social, where volunteers offered a face painting service in return for a RAG donation.

Students also participated in the recent Macmillan ‘Chester Takeover’ and have been working in partnership with local businesses such as The Studio, Nantwich and Crewe Honda to further bolster donations.

Macmillan Chester Takeover

RAG fundraising with Crewe Honda

The next fundraising event on the RAG calendar is on Thursday 11th December, where the SA will be encouraging students and staff to ‘Go Green For Macmillan’, by dressing in green for the day. Go Green For Macmillan will lead into the RAG ‘Grinch’ student social event taking place during the evening.

Lots more activities and events are in the pipeline to continue the RAG fundraising momentum. The 24hr Staff vs Students Three Peaks Challenge will take place 18th – 19th April 2015, following with the annual programme of events for RAG Week 20th – 26th April 2015.

Watch this space for the next RAG update, in the meantime take a look at the Reaseheath Student Association Facebook page for the latest news, events and photos from the socials!