Gateway College Kandy and Springfield College Kandy donate medical equipment to Peradeniya Teaching Hospital

A Video Laryngoscope to the value of Rs. 590,000/- was donated to the newly established COVID ICU of the Teaching Hospital in Peradeniya by the two schools of the Gateway Group in Kandy. The donation was made on the request of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care.

Explaining the need, Professor Vasanthi Pinto, Professor of Anaesthesiology & Critical care said the Video Laryngoscope is an essential need for the intubation of severely affected COVID patients. Considering the urgent need, the schools’ management, teachers and parents moved fast to make the necessary equipment available to the ICU within 48 hours.

The donation was made to Dr. Kumudu Bandara, the Deputy Director, with the concurrence of Mr. Asoka Herath, Director Gateway Group, Mr. Gladwin Canagasabey, Principal Gateway College and Mr. Nissanka Marapana, Principal, Springfield College, Kandy.

Last year, the Gateway Group donated a state-of-the-art PCR machine to the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and a Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor (HPV) Fogger to the Colombo South (Kalubowila) Hospital. Gateway also recognised the services rendered by the PHIs by making a contribution towards their welfare.

Gateway offers International Sport qualifications along with OLs and ALs

Among the many choices of subjects and courses available at Advanced Level, Gateway College has included a new exciting course in Sport, to provide further options for students. Having introduced a Sport qualifications very successfully at International GCSE (OL) in all campuses, Gateway College wishes to extend this discipline to AL as well, from this academic year.

During the last few years, the Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport has been offered to the 14-16 age group at Gateway. The immense success with over 60% of students receiving Distinction Star, Distinction and Meri Awards has motivated Gateway to introduce the Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport for AL students from this year. Pearson Edexcel BTEC qualifications are internationally recognised vocational courses offered worldwide. Students sharpen their organizational and managerial skills, record keeping skills and academic writing skills through the study of BTEC Sports while also acquiring the knowledge to plan and execute a sports event and expedition experiences.

Sport at OL - Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport is a course that has a very practical approach that includes aspects such as fitness components in relation to performance excellence in sports, internal body systems, skills and techniques of team and individual sports, how sport performers can improve and reduce injury and sports management. The subject itself is assessed through a series of practical assessments which give the students a very current outlook to the subject matter while also giving them much needed practical knowledge and learning. Pearson Edexcel equals this course to two International GCSE subjects.

Sport at AL – Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport is for students with an interest to elevate sports education in health and fitness, coaching, sports business and facilities management across all sports. Learners will study a range of mandatory and optional units such as Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry and Influence of Technology in Sport and Physical Activity. This pathway is suitable for learners who either want to progress directly into industry or onto further or higher education. Pearson Edexcel equals this course to one and a half AL subjects.

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