Fun & Frolics as Rosewarne Celebrates Diversity
Duchy College Rosewarne has been honouring other cultures in the College's annual Celebrating Diversity Festival.
The event, which took place from Monday 14th November, was an opportunity to share, showcase and promote diversity. The week enabled students and staff to celebrate the diversity of the whole college community and learn about cultures locally and globally.
At Duchy College Rosewarne students took part in a Zumba workshop, discovered more about what it is like to be blind in a talk by the Cornwall Blind Association, tried their hand at African drumming, attended a ‘roast the rev’ session where they were able to interview Reverend John Bellfield and devoured dishes from around the world in the canteen.
Staff even got involved with Horticulture lecturer Andrew Gunderson giving a talk about his work at a school in Africa and Verification Assistant Chris Bevington treating everyone to a Morris Dance display with Tatters Morris dancers from Lanner!
Vocational Options student Josh Delves, 16, from Camborne said: “I really enjoyed the African drumming, it was very entertaining and I was smiling the whole way through! It’s been an amazing week, I’ve really enjoyed learning about different cultures and picking up new stuff. The guide dog talk and presentation on mental health was also really interesting, I’ve learnt lots of new things.”
Animal Management Extended Diploma student Annabelle Brenton, 16, from Falmouth, added: “The guide dog talk was really interesting, they spoke about the history of guide dogs as well as what it’s like to be blind, how the dogs are trained and the costs to have one. It was really informative.”
Sarah Chafer, Horticulture lecturer and Celebrating Diversity Week Co-ordinator for Rosewarne said: “We’ve had a fantastic array of activities going on around campus this year; I’d like to say thank you to all the speakers who came into college, the students have really enjoyed trying out new things and learning about other cultures.”
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College of which Duchy College is part, said: “Cultural diversity is a part of everyday life at Cornwall College. Organising a week of activities to celebrate this provides an educational experience which engages students with different cultures, ethnicities, beliefs, religions, languages and histories, and in which respect for diversity is embedded throughout the curriculum."