Students Embrace World Culture
This week (4th-8th February) students at Walsall College have been taking part in ‘World Culture Week’; an annual celebration of the global mix of students that attend the college.
World Culture Week is a chance for students from diverse backgrounds to come together and learn about important issues such as different cultures, citizenship, human rights, disability awareness, sexuality and religions and beliefs. It also provides an opportunity to increase awareness of the local, national and international organisations that are working with specific groups and cultures.
During the week, Art and Design and Fashion students collaborated to create a display of costumes from different cultures across the world including Japan, Scotland and Spain, while ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students hosted a range of stalls with food, music, quizzes and displays.
Seminars throughout the week explored vital issues from around the world, as representatives from various organisations including Samaritans Purse, Fair Trade and SOS Children’s Villages visited the college to give presentations on the work they do. In addition, students were able to find out about volunteering projects abroad.
Students also had the opportunity to get involved in a variety of fun activities organised by the Students’ Union and Learning Resources Centre, as well as voice their opinions on what culture means to them in a ‘video diary room’.
Director of Student Journey, June Morrow said: “World Culture Week at Walsall College is a great way of highlighting important issues from around the world and providing students with a chance to learn more. It is also an opportunity for students to expand their cultural horizons and take part in fun activities alongside their usual college week.”