Ted & Jay Visit IDEA Centre

Ted & Jay Visit IDEA Centre widnesvikings.co.uk

3rd September 2017

Widnes Vikings stars Ted and Jay Chapelhow recently visited Cronton College’s new state-of-the-art facility, the IDEA Centre.

The brand-new facility brings cutting-edge leading IT, digital, engineering and design facilities under one room. By providing this hub for innovation, students at the college are able to develop the specialist skills needed for the future.

The twin props were keen to visit the sports science lab of the Centre, putting its specialist equipment that analyses and monitors performance to the test. See their experience in the video above.

The pair also learned about the Higher Education opportunities provided by the college, including a two-year Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and PE, as well as a one year BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Sport Development top up course. These courses, which are awarded by Staffordshire University, see the students access the incredible facilities of the IDEA Centre as well as enjoy practical learning opportunities, including with Widnes Vikings.

Ted Chapelhow said: “It’s been great, seeing the brilliant facilities and hearing how much the students enjoy studying here. It’s phenomenal for students to have access to facilities like this, which will really benefit them in their studies. It’s outstanding!”

Jay Chapelhow said “I’ve been blown away by how much the equipment here can do. One of the students was able to assess my running style, which I’ve never had done before. I could see that the students have been taught well – it’s a credit to the students here and the tutors.”

Ted & Jay Visit IDEA Centre widnesvikings.co.uk