Get Active host one-off taster sessions throughout the year to give staff and students the chance to try something new! These are all free to Get Active members and non-members can attend certain events at an extra cost.
If you have any suggestions for taster sessions that you'd like to see happen then please get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stockwood Equestrian Centre
Staff and students were given the opportunity to try horse riding for the first time which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. They were also given an insight into basic grooming of horses.
Snozone, Milton Keynes
We took 2 groups of students and staff to Snozone in Xscape, Milton Keynes so that they could complete their Level 1 in either skiing or snowboarding. This was all at no extra cost to them. Most ticked off Level 1 and were well on their way to achieving Level 2. There was enough interest that we were able to get a corporate deal for our staff and students and continued to visit for several months afterwards until they were of a competent level to ski or snowboard independently. You can see a video of this visit here
We are planning another trip to Snozone in 2018. Please read above 'Future Tasters' for more information.
Several teams of staff and students battled it out to be crowned the winners of our first JumpArena Dodgeball Tournament. The dodgeball tournament took place on trampolines! When teams weren't playing a match they were able to use any other areas in the facility including the general trampolines, basketball hoops and foam pits. Watch last year's event here
We were planning another tournament in 2018 but unfortunately JumpArena shut down 2 weeks before our event. If you would be interested in something similar at another venue, get in touch at email@example.com
Mowsbury Golf Club, Bedford
We hosted a golf tournament at Mowsbury Golf Club in Bedford where golfers of varying abilities represented the campus they were from and competed in a Luton v Bedford head to head. Luton team (in red) were the winners 3-1. Longest Drive winner - Charlotte Poynter. Nearest to the pin winner - Bruno.
We will hopefully do another tournament in the summer of 2018. Keep an eye out for golf lessons that are free for Get Active members.
Alexander Sports Centre, Bedford
We held a futnet tournament at ASC after a taster from England Futnet. The up and coming sport is a mixture of football, tennis and volleyball.
Polhill Arena, Bedford
This event was free for anyone to take part in and was put on with Beds FA to raise awareness of disability sports, especially football. Students and staff were able to try walking football as well as blind football thanks to the blindfolds and special football loaned by the FA.