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Exeter College Staff take part in the Bigwave Business Games #ExeCollProud

Exeter College staff recently took part in the Bigwave Business Games. This is an annual competition, comprised of several games designed to test the physical and mental skills of business employees in the South West.

This is the 10th year that the Business Games has been running and the first year that Exeter College has taken part. The aim of the Business Games is to raise money for The Exeter Foundation which is an organisation which supports charities and projects across the region.

Assistant HR Advisor, Tash Wigmore said:

Taking part in an event like this is not only great for teambuilding and a fun way to meet different people within our own organisation, but it is also a good way to network and meet people from other businesses.”

The college entered teams for all six events – Ten Pin Bowling, Touch Tennis, Clip N Climb, Pub Quiz, Mini Olympics and a Bell Boat Race. Our teams were made up of a mix of teachers, support staff and senior management with some people taking part in more than one event.

Staff member, Helen Earnshaw said:

Captaining the Mini Olympics team was brilliant fun – I was well supported by my team members who embraced the activities with a fun mentality and lots of encouragement for each other. I think it’s really beneficial to engage in wellbeing activities such as the Business Games which the college gets involved in as not only is it a good way to meet other staff from across college and get to know them but it’s a fantastic opportunity to promote physical activity and have a laugh along the way. Our team put in a strong performance and we lived up to our t-shirt slogan by ‘being exceptional’.”

As first timers the college team did amazingly well and came joint 12th out of 28 teams.

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