Stratford-upon-Avon College is excited to be running two weeks of activities called One World Celebration,
an initiative to celebrate different cultures and diversity.
The college’s One World Celebration runs from Monday 1st to Friday 12th March and kicks off with a spontaneous ‘Fairtrade Surprise’.
On Thursday 4th March, the library will host World Book Day, a celebration of books and reading. There will be a display at The Gallery (Stratford Leisure Centre) to highlight International Women’s Week (8th March), with a series of events to support the exhibition.
On Wednesday 10th March, students and staff will be encouraged to dress in international costume and will take to the catwalk in a colourful fashion show! The brazz (the college’s coffee shop) will put on an international menu for
the fortnight in support of One World Celebration. Staff and students will be invited to contribute to a recipe book, containing ‘Recipes from around the World’ which will go on sale, with proceeds going to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal.
Rosie Herbert, Deputy Director of Learner Services said, “We’re very pleased to present our One World Celebration. We hope that this will be an informative and enriching experience for all of our students and staff.”
Other campus events throughout the two weeks will include: a special film showing, sports displays, a variety of Fairtrade events, displays of artwork by the college’s art & design students, a student quiz plus advice and guidance sessions from external organisations. Talks from Victim Support; information about violent extremism and experiences from the rainforest will be the focus of many tutorials.
During the two week programme there will be various opportunities to donate to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal and the final amount will be announced on Friday 12th March, when college staff and students will join together in a prayer for the victims of the recent devastating Haiti disaster.
One World Celebration is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, inequality and discrimination on a local and global scale. It also highlights the importance of increasing awareness of the major issues that affect our world.
Posted on Monday 1st March 2010