puppet-show-examines-british-values-at-collegeBritish values took centre stage at City of Wolverhampton College this week when a leading puppet master bought his new show to the campus.

Steve Wright, from the Puppet Broadcasting Company, visited the college with his life size and visually stunning puppets to deliver a show on equality and diversity.

More than 200 students from a range of courses, including construction, creative arts, early years and hair & beauty, joined the audience to find out about the art of puppetry and how it can be used to discuss important issues.

Services Manager Rose Urkovskis said: “The shows were held as part of the college’s “Stretch and Challenge” week – where students are able to take part a range of activities outside their normal curriculum.

“The students really enjoyed the sessions – Steve managed to capture their attention and get them thinking about how they interact with people from different cultures and backgrounds.”

The jam packed week of events, which were all themed around diversity, also included a talk by wheelchair basketball player Mark Fosbrook, workshops on gender identity and the opportunity to watch a film featuring performing arts students about white British radicalisation.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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