Health, Wellbeing and Sport (HWS)

Truro and Penwith College's multi-award winning Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme work with staff and students to improve mental health and physical wellbeing.


Truro and Penwith College is committed to providing an environment where students can grow and develop by offering a wide range of physical activities and recreational sports across the College through our national award-winning Health, Wellbeing and Sport (HWS) programme. HWS also deliver a number of health initiatives to help support students during their time at College.

The HWS Project Lead oversees the delivery of the National Lottery funded physical activity programme, with the support of the HWS Project Lead Assistant and a team of 'HWS Project Activators'. HWS programme has been developed to help create a cross-college culture of activity and is designed to offer physical activity opportunities that are fully inclusive and diverse to encourage all students to participate in regular active recreation and in turn help them achieve their academic goals.

I can honestly say that this is an outstanding experience and has improved my physical and mental health tremendously over the years.

Sarah Russell, Curriculum Secretary
Mark Stevens, HWS Project Lead Assistant

Mark Stevens, HWS Project Lead Assistant.
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The College recognises that different students will be motivated to participate in physical activity by different things. Whether it's about a healthier lifestyle, to develop friendships, or to help complete a challenge to raise money for charity, the HWS programme is for everyone. The menu of timetabled activities includes gym sessions, fitness classes, drop-in badminton, climbing, trampolining and swimming sessions, all of which are totally free to access.

The HWS programme, which has the full support of the College Principal and Senior Management Team, has been developed through consultation with Sport England, the Cornwall Sports Partnership and national governing bodies for sport.

James Lynham, HWS Activator

James Lynham, HWS Activator
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We are delighted to be able to offer life changing physical activity opportunities to all our students, and to support their mental wellbeing and physical health.


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