College celebrates a diverse community
With Brazilian martial arts, live music and Indian dance, students at Gower College Swansea have celebrated their annual Diversity Fayre in some style this year.
Every year students, staff and community groups gather at the college for a carnival of music and dance. Among the student groups getting involved this year were Hair and Holistics, ESOL, Supported Studies, Art, Design and Photography, IT, Sport and Catering and Hospitality.
An impressive line-up of performers also took part, including Arnold Matsena and his dance troupe A3, singer Mark Wilkes, dancer Sarita Sood and student musicians Anna Stampa, Nuria Escudero and Lucian Befu Romanescu.
Among the many community groups in attendance were the Ethnic Youth Support Team, the African Community Centre, Bawso and the Terrence Higgins Trust. Stalls included hair braiding, henna hand tattoos and Anna Gabrieli, selling Guardian Angels on behalf of cancer research charities.
“The Diversity Fayre is an opportunity for everyone to get together to celebrate the cultural richness of our community,” says the college’s Equality and Diversity Officer Jane John. “With the help and support of our partnership organisations - which whom we work closely throughout the year - we can have a lot of fun as well as raising awareness.”
Photos: student photographer Tom Proudfoot