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Sport and leisure – what will you choose to get involved in?

There is a huge variety of sport and leisure activities on offer at Derwen College.

Whether you have an existing hobby, or want to try something new, we have an ever-evolving programme of sport and leisure activities which you can access during the day, evenings and at weekends. Our well-being programme also extends into a range of clubs and other activities which you can get involved in.

Our social programme plays an important part in helping you to build your confidence, enjoy your free time, learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun.


Student and sports teacher out for a run

We have a wide-range of sport opportunities.

Students may choose from a selection which includes:

  • Football
  • Canoeing
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Dance
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding

This is just a taste of what we offer!

Our fabulous on-site facilities include:

  • Swimming pool lifeguard has her back to the camera. Two people in the pool in the background.

    Indoor heated swimming pool

  • Sports centre
  • Dance studio
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Sports field
  • Woodland Walk
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Sensory space


student working out in the gym
In the gym

The College has strong links with community clubs and organisations and external sport and exercise opportunities are available for all to enjoy.

Derwen College is also proud to have strong links with Tennis Shropshire, Shropshire Cricket, Shrewsbury Town in the community, Shropshire Paddle Sports, Shropshire FA, and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards which provide further opportunities for the students.


Shropshire Cricket: Table Cricket
Table Cricket

Our extensive range of optional wellbeing activities include:

  • Gardening
  • Indoor cricket
  • Drama, dance and music
  • Craft
  • Pray and praise
  • Forest skills
  • Photography
  • Chill out sessions
  • Acts of kindness

And many more!

Boccia club

Students also have regular opportunities to go on organised leisure activities and trips off-site.

You can also choose to relax in your house with friends or spend time in the Student Union at the Tip Top Internet Cafe. There are regular discos in the Student Union which are always popular and well-attended.


Social skills

Student Union bar
Student Union bar

Our social programme plays an important part in helping you to build your confidence. It might be using public transport, ordering a taxi or interacting socially in the community.

With staff guidance, you can choose what activities you do and how you spend your free time.