Seashell Intercollege Sports Day 2022 was a huge success and a fantastic experience for the young people who took part. Now in its 11th year, the sports day was delivered in partnership with Natspec, the voice for specialist further education.



The event is the largest of its kind, and brought together 160 students from 15 different colleges from across the North West for a day of sport including javelin, shot put, beanbag throwing and more! Special considerations are made to ensure all activities are accessible for everyone to take part in, enabling each and every student to participate (and compete!) to their very best.

Clare Sefton, Head of Royal College Manchester said: “I have loved seeing the wider team pull together and I am extremely grateful and feel very privileged to be part of such a special day. The team go above and beyond to make events such as this wholly accessible for the students, they promote their adult status and encourage the students to be as independent as at every opportunity. Also, a special thanks to Maureen Wilkins for making the day a success despite the significant challenges she faced. Her determination an advocacy for the young adults is incredible and demonstrates her passion for not only access to sports but ensuring every student no matter what additional needs they have were able to participate.”


Here at Seashell, we’ve been promoting health and wellness in our school and college for many years. It’s our firm belief that a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, providing ample opportunities for all children and young people to get active, is crucial to help our students and the wider community to live happier, healthier lives. This is precisely why we introduced Seashell Active, the health and wellbeing arm of our charity.

Seashell Active delivers a huge range of inclusive sports, wellbeing, health and leisure activities. Available for students, staff, and the wider community, our activities provide high-quality opportunities for children and young people with additional needs. The Intercollege Sports Day has been a long standing, (and firm favourite!) opportunity available to all students at Seashell and in Greater Manchester, and uses inclusive sports to strengthen relationships between students, staff and the community in a safe, fun and inclusive environment.

Stephen Pearson, Community Engagement Officer/Local Pilot SEND Officer (Stockport Borough) said: “The culmination of the day with a 100m race and medal ceremony was amazing and left everyone with a very special memory. The participants love it and get so much from days like this. It is a generous thing that Seashell leads in this space and to pull it all off on the day, logistics wise and planning for our staff, medical staff, volunteers, lunches and equipment is quite something – wow!”