A Multi Faith Question Time, Paralympic sport Boccia and New Age Kurling, comedian, wheelchair rugby and competitions, were just some of the exciting activities taking place across all three campuses for Riverside College’s annual Equality and Diversity week.
The aim of Equality and Diversity Week is to creatively and culturally challenge discrimination in innovative ways and to promote a wider understanding of equality and diversity issues and achievements..
Ste Bailey, Head of Student Services and the colleges Equality and Diversity Co-ordinator said, “The college takes Equality and Diversity very seriously, it is one of the colleges four strategic objectives.
It was also an opportunity for staff and student to become aware of the college’s involvement in a range of important initiatives, which promote inclusiveness and integration.”
Liverpool comedian Gary Skyner visited all three campuses to provide motivational talks to students using comedy to promote equality and diversity. Gary was affected by Thalidomide and has had a very successful career as a stand-up comedian and public speaker as well as campaigning for justice for people affected by Thalidomide and finding time to train as a pilot and raise a family.
Cronton Sixth Form College and Riverside Runcorn Campus students took part in the Paralympic sport wheelchair rugby. Mark Craig from the Mersey Viking Wheelchair Rugby Club showed the students how to use the wheelchairs before having a game.
Students on all three campuses have also been busy designing posters, writing short stories and poems in the hope of winning a Nintendo Wii.