Student Ambassadors and Support Staff came together to create a range of fun activities and raise generous funds for Children in Need. Student Ambassador Ben Mazzella led much of the project with support from Student Support staff and Student Ambassadors and talked about the activities throughout the week:
“We had a lot of fun brainstorming ideas with staff and Tina Preston and Mark Lee (Student Services staff) started with a really fun Pudsey Treasure Hunt across the college. We wanted something that would be like a quiz but would also challenge people, so this was a fun activity that everyone could take part in." Ben says. Ben and the other Student Ambassadors also met to decide on activities and took part in the BBC National TV Children in Need Duck Race on the day. This was a fun activity where staff and students could buy a duck then tune in at 1pm to watch the race live on Facebook! The activities had lots of interest and we didn’t know duck races would prove so popular! Students to wear a onesie on Friday and some students really enjoyed this, bringing some unique outfits to the day!
The Beauty students drew spots and Pudsey on staff and student's faces and raised lots of money this way as well. Finally, in traditional Hartlepool College style, we raffled a giant Pudsey across the college but before that a couple of Student Ambassadors took Pudsey on his very own adventure across the town, taking lots of pictures with shop holders in Middleton Grange, ASDA and at VUE Cinema and KFC. Everyone was a great sport and we must thank Student Ambassador Callum Grainger for his hilarious pictures.
It was a great day and to raise £245 from staff and students just goes to show how charitable the culture at the college is and how nice the students are. We’re really pleased with this year’s total and were glad that we could help raise awareness and money for Children in Need