Boland College Stellenbosch Campus has been offering qualifications relating to sport for over ten years. As a major sport hub, Stellenbosch offers learners the opportunity to engage in various sport codes within a safe yet physically challenging environment. Boland College Stellenbosch Campus has built on their reputation as a hands-on training institution by joining forces with the City and Guilds International institution to offer the first ever international sport qualification on the African continent.

This one-year qualification encompasses both theoretical and practical components to develop students for both sides of the sports industry. Students would be able to find careers in the area of coaching, fitness, health, leisure facility management and sport development, to name only a few.

As one of the core values of Boland College is to reach out to others in the community, the Sport students decided to do just that – reaching out while also incorporating it in their field of study.

As part of the practical component of a module on working with people with disabilities, the Dorothea School in Stellenbosch kindly allowed the Sports students to host a practical class at their school.

Focus had been mainly placed on large motoric movements and custom developed games for example “sitting volleyball”, “boccia” and “throlf”, which were introduced to the learners of the school. Learners were fascinated by these exercises and they enthusiastically partook in all the activities.

This certainly was a day that would be remembered by the Sport students and the learners of the Dorothea School. We would like to give a salute to all the Sport students and the lecturers who took part and also give a word of thanks to the management of the Dorothea School for the opportunity to engage with their learners.