Thursday, 14 February 2013

Kick Start 2013

After the Christmas period, we all make resolutions to eat healthier and be healthier but most of us need a little kick to get going. This year, students from Hereward College in Tile Hill, Coventry wanted to help provide that kick to its staff and students.
The NVQ Business Admin L1, 2 and 3 students at Hereward College decided to organise an event which covered the emotional and physical wellbeing of all students and staff under one roof which involved local businesses and hospitals.

The event allowed people to try out different types of fruit and homemade lemonade as well giving advice on sustainability and sexual health. Sandwich store Subway helped out on the day by giving away free taster subs to staff and students to show them the range of food they could be eating. 

Students who organised the event had the chance to liaise with outside companies, learn how to promote an event and gather some fantastic evidence for their portfolios. One of the organisers and Business Admin student, Becky Fox said this about the event, "It brought different parts of the College together in one Room!"

In addition to the freebies on offer, there were many stalls offering helpful advice to those who attended as well as selling some healthy goodies. Such stalls included advice on how to stop smoking, counselling and even financial advice. 

NVQ Teacher Joanne Manser said "Everything you need in one location for Kick Starting your 2013 from making healthy sandwiches with Subway to sexual health awareness and protection with the Hereward college nurses to giving up smoking with George Eliot hospital Smoking Cessation other stalls included free fresh fruit, college sporting activities and the credit union".
She added “It was a great success with all students playing their important part in planning and organising on the day.”