Our experience at Tour of Manchester 2023, by Dowen College

January 30, 2024
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It was a great privilege for the Dowen College team to be part of the 2023 sports and education tour in Chester, Manchester.

On behalf of Dowen College Lekki, Lagos, we would like to extend our gratitude to Dynaspro Promotions Limited in partnership with EuroWorld sport UK, for a well-organized trip to Manchester.

It was indeed a herculean task to take about 70 students from Lagos and Abuja for the trip, but everything was promptly and adequately taken care of from visa acquiring procedures to return journey with the youngest being 6 years old.

Detailed information and itinerary were provided to all parents prior to the trip, suitable accommodation and meals were provided at Colomendy, where the team stayed for three nights and was exposed to outdoor education experiences at Kingswood. The team had activities in 3G swing, Jacob’s Ladder, Caving, Archery, and aquatic activity at Water worlds to help them in their problem-solving skills, teamwork, leadership skills, critical thinking skills, self-esteem, self-discovery, courage as well as had fun which led to a fulfilling experience. While at Kingswood, Colomendy, well scheduled football training sessions were held, and transportation to and fro venues was top notch.

The outdoor education experiences at Kings wood and the football training sessions with UK coaches led by Lewis Grishaw, one of the assistant coaches at Manchester United football club, allowed the students to weigh their latent abilities and potentials against their counterparts as well as received valuable tips with a chance to enhance their performance skills and to share their newly learnt knowledge and experiences with their peers back home. It was indeed a cocktail of experience in sports and excursion.

A special thanks to Mr. David Shepherd, who personally visited the team at the Britannia International Airport Hotel to see to the welfare of the team, and Mr. Oyebode, the trip coordinator for their support in ensuring that the children had memories to last a lifelong

We want to specially express my gratitude to the founder of Dowen College, Dr. Olumide Philips, and senior management team of the school for this wonderful initiative and sincerely hope for more of such opportunities for our students.

Wemimo Raje(Mrs.)

Head of Sport

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