Green Gown Awards 2016 Community Ayrshire College - Highly Commended

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Get Kilmarnock Active

The “Get Kilmarnock Active” initiative was a ground breaking innovation designed by Ayrshire College staff and students to promote health, wellbeing and active travel.

The key priority of the project was to address the inequalities in the health of the general public within Ayrshire. At the same time the initiative provided our students with a wonderful opportunity to engage with the local community and work with employers in an innovative setting as the classroom moved to Kilmarnock town centre.

The positive experience achieved by our students, our engagement with potential employers, the promotion of the institution within our community and the knock on health benefits to the public illustrate that Ayrshire College is at the very heart of their local community.

Top 3 learnings

1 Never be afraid to do the right thing

2 Your staff and students are your best ambassadors, today’s students are tomorrow’s community leaders

3 Don’t underestimate the impact you can have on your community.

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