Challenge Mark - Celebrating 10 years of Portland’s Principal

Tuesday, 28th March 2017

Challenge Mark - Celebrating 10 years of Portland’s Principal

Mark Dale, Portland College’s Principal & CEO has pledged to raise £1,000 for a new Woodland Activity Centre project to celebrate his 10 years at the College.​

Mark comments: “Portland has a wonderful woodland campus in historic Sherwood Forest, known all over the world and forever linked with the legend of Robin Hood. When the learners challenged me to a series of 10 challenges over 10 months I had to take it up.

“I am really proud to draw attention to our exciting plans to open up our woodland to disabled people. Our woodland will offer a menu of thrilling adventures, accessible to all. Please support my fundraising efforts to turn our vision into reality.”

Mark’s second challenge was to create a music video with the help and direction of Portland’s media learners. The group of learners decided on the song; Right Said Fred’s I’m too Sexy, they also created the whole concept of the video plus filming and editing. To view the fantastic end result, please click here.

Portland College is a specialist college for young people with disabilities and associated learning difficulties. Our campus is situated near Mansfield, Nottingham, which is in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

As a registered charity the college has to raise thousands of pounds each year to buy specialist equipment and therapies to enhance the lives of the learners at Portland. The project that money is being raised for by Challenge Mark is a brand new Woodland Activity Centre project on the campus. A fully accessible climbing wall, zip line, walking paths and much more will be accessed by learners as well as the wider community. The Centre will also give fantastic work experience opportunities for learners wanting to go into the Outdoor area of work.

To support the Challenge Mark campaign, or to view more pictures and keep up to date with Mark’s future challenges, please click here.