Outdoor gym equipment has been installed at the Corby campus of Tresham College in Northamptonshire to be used by staff and students in the town.
The project was part of a strategic partnership bid, supported by Corby Borough Council at the time, to the Government’s “Accelerated Fund”. Announced last September, the fund aims to kick-start local projects, driving growth and improving town environments across the country.
Working alongside the local Corby council, staff from the College hope the new equipment will encourage students and staff to participate in outdoor exercise, which has been shown to have a range of benefits to wellbeing including improved mental health and physical fitness.
Georgina Ager, Vice Principal, said:
“As part of Tresham College’s commitment to our students’ and staff health and wellbeing, we applied to have improved and upgraded outdoor activity facilities.
“We are delighted to have been part of a successful combined bid and look forward to our students using our new gym equipment”.