Travel and Tourism students at Walsall College got their ‘fright on’ for Halloween night when they entertained families during Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust’s scarefest event.
Students planned a range of activities for visitors to take part in, including a trick-or-treat treasure, spooky plane throwing and musical ‘creaky chairs’.
Families also had the chance to win prizes during ‘Chuck-a-Monster’, where visitors threw objects at cans shaped like iconic monsters, such as mummies, Dracula and Frankenstein.
The Level 2 students were given scary makeovers by the college’s Hair and Media Make-up students, who flexed their creative muscles to make their peers look like zombies and ghosts.
The college’s Travel and Tourism students worked closely with the Trust and helped them to plan and deliver the different activities for the event.
Holly Wain, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust said: “We have collaborated with Walsall College for the last two years to deliver these events and every time, student never fail to put on a show.
The students did an amazing job in making sure guests had a unique Halloween experience and we were delighted to have them on board.
We’ve received some positive feedback from visitors, and staff were impressed with the students’ professionalism.”
Travel and Tourism Lecturer, Kelly Bunce, said: “Experiences such as this are very valuable for our students, as it help to identify areas of work they can go into within the travel industry. Every year, we hold these events to help students prepare for the world of work, by giving them the opportunity to develop their customer service and teamwork skills.”
Work Experience Coordinator at Walsall College, Jaswant Sembhi, said: “Work experience benefits both employers and students so we are delighted that this is the second year running we have worked in partnership with Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust on these events.
“It has been a very valuable opportunity for both Travel and Media Make-up students to develop their skills in real working environments and enhance their CVs to help improve their employability prospects.”