Recently, students from Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College competed against students from the Grimsby Institute in over 30 subject areas as part of the annual Inter-College Competitions.
Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College teamed up to win a total of 18 competitions, beating the previous record in 2019 of 17 wins.
Students from a diverse range of subject areas across the Colleges took part in challenges that reflected the industry-standard skills they have developed on their different courses. To inspire students to further their skills and showcase their abilities, a wide range of challenges were completed in Animal Care, Arts, Computing, Construction, Esports, Engineering, Media Make-up, Sport, and many more.
Dearne Valley College’s Motor Vehicle students came first place in the Level 2 competition, where they had to diagnose and repair an electrical fault on a vehicle within a certain time. Rotherham’s Media Make-up students also came away victorious in both the Level 2 and 3 competitions, after creating stunning final looks.
Level 2 and 3 Sport students Declan Doyle and GeeGee Mallows, who took part in the competition commented on the days events. Declan Doyle said: “Being able to represent our college and compete against another at the Inter-College Competition was a great experience. I found it very engaging and really competitive throughout.”
GeeGee Mallows added: “The day was a great experience and as a group we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great to come home with a win, looking forward to next year’s event.”
The connection between the Colleges to form the Inter-College Competition was created by Grimsby Institute’s Principal Debra Gray, former Dearne Valley College Principal until 2017. She said: “I am really proud that the Grimsby Institute has won the Inter-College Competition today. But I’d like to say a massive thank you to our competitors from Rotherham College, Dearne Valley College and North Notts College who came and brought their A-game today and actually wiped the floor with us in a number of areas. We can’t wait for the challenge next year, and we are looking forward to seeing you in Rotherham next time.”