Religious and cultural activities broaden students’ horizons
17th March 2015 10:52am - Return to press releases
Students from East Riding College have been taking part in a range of cultural and religious activities as part of their Equality and Diversity Month.
Activities have been held throughout the month at both the Gallows Lane campus in Beverley and in St Mary’s Walk, Bridlington.
Learners had the chance to enhance their learning experience with activities which combined fun with personal and group development.
The activities included an introduction to Indian culture and the opportunity to learn more about issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, guide dogs, mental health, the traveller community and equality and diversity in sport.
A wide range of food dishes from countries and cultures around the world was served in the College refectories throughout the week, allowing learners to try national dishes they may not have experienced before.
The Living Faith Library workshop provided learners with the opportunity to find out about a wide range of religions and what people of different faiths believe and why they believe.
They were able to talk to followers of different faiths such as Sikhism, Humanism, Quakers, Christianity and others.
Enrichment officer Tracy Underwood said “We’ve had some really good feedback from students about the activities that have been taking place during Equality and Diversity Month.
“As well as helping them to do well in their course, we want to ensure our learners develop into well-rounded young adults, and having a broad understanding of issues such as faith, sexuality and health is an important part of that.”
For more information, visit www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk or call 0845 120 0037.
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