Staff at a Blackpool college have enjoyed a training day with a difference, complete with ideas-sharing workshops and pampering sessions.

Blackpool Sixth Form college hosted the Staff Marketplace event in one of its main catering areas, with the aim of getting staff to share tips, techniques and resources they use in their departments.

Each department had a stall with examples of what they did well, with others taking inspiration and seeing how it could then be applied within their own area of the college.

In order to boost the wellbeing of the workforce, there were also free taster sessions in reflexology and reiki healing, healthy lifestyle advice, gym demonstrations and mental health awareness on offer.

The emphasis on positivity also carried on into the afternoon, with a session on how to encourage students to approach their learning and personal development with greater positivity and resilience.

One member of staff who attended the event, said: “The marketplace is a wonderful idea – it is a great opportunity to learn from staff right across the college and we have all come away with plenty of new approaches to try.”


Feature picture: A member of staff unwinds at a healing session

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