CATCH Apprentices get sporty

CATCH Apprentices get sporty

A group of Apprentices from the Centre for the Assessment of Technical Competence – Humber (CATCH) recently visited the Grimsby Institute where they were given a taste of life in Uniformed Public Services and Sport by students in the Sports Centre.

The Apprentices took part in a variety of activities, as Matt Bloomer, the Grimsby Institute’s Sports Maker, explained:  “We have seen approximately 40 Apprentices from CATCH come to the Grimsby Institute to take part in a team building day.  In the morning some of them worked on physical puzzles and in the Gym with our Physical Training students at our Sports Centre and some of them went to Grimsby Boxing Academy to train with Andy Cox, the Coach from our Boxing Academy.

In the afternoon everyone took part in Paralympic Sports, including Blind Football and Wheelchair Basketball, and then we finished with a five-a-side football competition.

Level 3 Pipefitting Apprentice, Natasha Douglass, 21, said:  “I didn’t want to do the usual desk job and I’m interested in how things are put together and made, so the Apprenticeship seemed like the ideal choice for me.  It’s been really nice to get the chance to get away from the workshop and do something a little bit different for the day.”