Trip to remember for Pontefract college students

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Youngsters at Pontefract NEW College made the most of their half-term break when they taught children at schools in Malta.

A group of students and staff spent 15 days coaching sports to children and learning about their teaching methods.

During the sessions students taught the children basketball, cricket and wheelchair basketball.

Pegah Moulana, who was part of the trip,said: “I had a fantastic time in Malta, it was great to be able to work with the Maltese students and show them different sports.

“Malta is a beautiful country and it was nice to be in the sun for two weeks.”

The NEW College students also challenged the Maltese national teams in football, basketball, cricket and wheelchair basketball.

The group won three games and received trophies for their efforts.

Politics students at the Park Lane college also had a trip to Hull University last month.

They had the opportunity to take part in a politics conference as well as a session based on the BBC’s Question Time.

Lauren Crowther, who was part of the group who made the trip to East Yorkshire, said: “At the conference it was good to have an insight into politics in a university environment and also to understand which courses involving politics are available to study at university.

“The debate in the Question Time session was the best part of the day.”