A diverse day at West Notts College

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Gender, faith, sexuality and race are just some of the topics being explored at an educational day for school children – organised by West Nottinghamshire College.

Up to 250 primary and secondary school pupils will be taking part in ‘One World’ on Thursday 17th January – an event designed to create awareness of equality and diversity.

The event, organised by West Nottinghamshire College, will explore issues such as different faiths and religious beliefs as well as sexual orientation through a number of creative activities and information stands.

Pupils will have the chance to make Chinese lanterns, an Aboriginal rainmaker as well as have a go at African dancing and sitting volleyball – designed for disabled sports people.

In addition, visitors to the activity day which is taking place in the college’s sports hall, will be able to learn more about different cultures and traditions from across the globe.

Primary school pupils from Brookfield Primary School, Asquith Primary School, Morven Park Primary School, Priestsic Primary School and Kingsway Primary School will be increasing their knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity during the morning session.

During the afternoon it will be the turn of secondary school children from Joseph Whitaker, Bolsover and Queen Elizabeth’s Academy who will join students from the college to find out more about the wide range of subjects.

Deputy principal Patricia Harman said: “We place great importance on equality and diversity at the college both amongst our staff and within the students’ learning experience. We’re delighted to be welcoming local school children to come and find out more the many topics covered at this specialist event.

“We hope they find it both fun and helpful in preparing them for the adult world and can begin to put what they learn into practice within their everyday lives.”