We held a bake off to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

 

Staff and students made 14 cakes which were entered into the bake off competition, with over £66.50 raised for the Albert Kennedy Trust helping young LGBT people. Alongside the bake off, activities at the college included a DJ and the display of a tree on which students were encouraged to make a pledge against discrimination. The college has also achieved the silver rainbow tick award for their recognition and commitment to meeting the needs of the LGBT community.

 

Emma Dawber, Level 3 Art and Design Student and a member of the Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA) society who helped to organise the event, said: “It’s been a really good and fun event. People have been buying cakes and getting involved with the activities which has helped to spread the word about the LGBT community. We have had more students wanting to sign up to the SAGA Society which has been great.”

 

Laura Gray, Health and Wellbeing Advisor at the college added: “The event was an excellent way to raise awareness and get our students thinking about Pride over Prejudice and engage with the LGBT society.”

Last updated: 17th Feb 2017

Originally posted on: 17th Feb 2017