Active Lincolnshire is proud to announce that the headline sponsor of the Active Lincolnshires Awards 2016 is…
Riseholme College, a part of Bishop Burton College.
Riseholme College is one of the finest specialist land-based colleges in the country.
Based on the outskirts of Lincoln, the College runs a range of vocational further education and degree courses in subjects including Agriculture, Equine, Animal Management and Engineering.
The College recently opened a new £24.5million campus at Lincolnshire Showground. Phase one of the development – believed to be the first new land-based college campus to be built in the UK in more than 50 years – opened in September 2015 and includes a modern, flexible teaching space equipped with the latest technology, an industry-leading Animal Management Unit, three vast engineering workshops and a dedicated Learning Resource Centre.
Phase two opened in September 2016 and features a Health and Nutrition Centre and a Sports and Health Science Centre. This includes a fully-equipped gym, Sport England-standard sports hall and flood-lit, all-weather 4G sports pitch.
The new facilities complement those at Riseholme Park three miles away and have enabled the College to expand the range of courses it is able to offer students, including in Sport, Food, Public Services, Childcare and Tourism.
Jeanette Dawson OBE, Chief Executive and Principal of Riseholme College, a part of Bishop Burton College, said: “We are extremely proud to be the first ever Main Sponsor of the Active Lincolnshires Awards.
“Sport plays a crucial role in the lives of young people.
“There are benefits of sport on team-building, responsibility and commitment to others – as well as personal responsibility and leadership skills. That is why the College has built a new Sports and Health Science Centre and is running vocational sport provision.
“Even if people don’t play sport themselves, they can still reap many of the benefits by being a fan.
“Lincolnshire has a rich sporting pedigree – which is quite rightly celebrated at the Active Lincolnshires Awards.”