Diversity workshops at King’s Lynn college

Diversity in Music Contest: From left, student Jessyca Overson, tutor and organiser Margaret Hallett, students Georgina West and Aimee Oldman. ANL-141218-120408001
Diversity in Music Contest: From left, student Jessyca Overson, tutor and organiser Margaret Hallett, students Georgina West and Aimee Oldman. ANL-141218-120408001
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Students from the College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn were given a day of workshops with a twist, to expand their knowledge of equality and diversity.

Health and social care and childhood study students were treated to a range of workshop experiences to highlight the diversity of today’s society and how it affects job roles within their sectors.

Workshops included a Hindu experience with dressing in a Sari, an X-Factor style music contest, making rap music about diversity with a panel of judges, a diversity dinner party and an Asian experience with green tea, meditation and yoga.

One of the event organisers, early years tutor Sasha Courtney-Jenner said: “All of the learners in the faculty complete academic modules linked to Equality and Diversity but we decided as a team to promote diversity in a whole team way – including our learners!

“The aim was to help learners to appreciate the implications of diversity in practice and also the effects of discriminatory practice on people who use services. Learners and tutors also had a lot of fun!”

Pictured in the Diversity in music contest, from left, student Jessyca Overson, tutor and organiser Margaret Hallett and students Georgina West and Aimee Oldman.