A STAGGERING 1,175 students took the time to attend Bishop Burton College’s annual Lifestyles Days.
The event, which took place last month, was organised by the college’s health and welfare officer, Lynn Wright.
“We decided to set up in the style of market stalls which gave a very inviting and relaxed atmosphere,” explained Lynn.
“For many of our students this is their first time away from home and we feel it’s of real importance to them to be given as much information as possible.”
The information on offer covered a wide range of topics from healthy eating to blood donation, as well as topics such as drugs, smoking, sexual health and alcohol awareness.
“Information is key to making the right lifestyle choices,” added Lynn. “It’s important young people know as much as possible, as well as where to turn for advice if they need it.
“I was helped with this event by students from the BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Business and BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism. They volunteered throughout the two days and did a marvellous job; helping the agencies set up their stalls, providing drinks and ensuring the general smooth running of the event. They were a credit to the college.”