Seashell North West Regional Games 2023 was a huge success and a fantastic sporting experience for the young adults who took part

Now in its 12th 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 over 150 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, empowering each and every student to participate (and compete!) to their very best.

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

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.

The day was supported by an array of Seashell staff and over 40 volunteers who really got into the spirit, cheering along the students as they took on each challenge.

Caroline Baker, who was volunteering with Cushman & Wakefield said: “Cushman & Wakefield was delighted to be able to support Seashell’s Annual Sports Day again this year.  It is so rewarding to see the joy that the students and staff get from this fun event.” 

Arthur Willcock, joined Caroline from Cushman & Wakefield and said: “It’s great to be involved with the Seashell Trust at their annual intercollege sports day and to meet so many inspirational young people.” 

Clare Sefton, Royal College Manchester Principal said: “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 – 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.”

Commenting on leading the event, Maureen Wilkins from Seashell said: “It was great to team up with Natspec once again to give young people across the North West the chance to participate in inclusive sport and to have their value recognised. I was so impressed with the attitude and achievements of all participants, and to see the joy and pride on their faces made all the preparation worth it.”