Academic bubbles, temperature checks and hand sanitiser lanyards are just some of the new safety measures put in place by Club Doncaster Sports College ahead of the new academic year.
Students have been welcomed back to the college from week commencing 14 September, where they’ve been split into smaller groups, known as academic bubbles, with their desks spaced at a minimum of two meters apart.
Ben Thompson, deputy principal at the college, believes that the new measures will help keep students safe, while ensuring that the learning environment is as engaging as it was previously.
He explained: “All pupils will be allocated new learner bubbles, which are smaller academic groups of around 10 to 13 students.
“We’ll be taking temperatures on arrival, enforcing a new one-way system around the college, and ensuring that everyone has their own desk, laptop and surface wipes.
“We’re looking to run the courses as close to normal as possible, so that the students enjoy the same learning experience that we proudly provide year-on-year.
“There’s been a lot of work that’s gone into getting things right, but we’re very much looking forward to a return to delivery and welcoming our new and returning students.”
CDSC is the fastest growing college in South Yorkshire, operating from the East Stand of the Keepmoat Stadium.
The college's connections with local sports clubs, such as Doncaster Rovers, Doncaster RLFC and the Doncaster Belles make for an unrivalled learning experience with a range of extra curricular activities.
Find out more about the college, here.