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Barbecues and climbing wall among fun at Suffolk New College Freshers’ Week

PUBLISHED: 17:45 08 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:45 08 September 2017

Lisa Ansell (Inspire Suffolk) with student, Star Clark from Ipswich, at the Suffolk New College Freshers' Fair. Picture: JOHN NICE

Lisa Ansell (Inspire Suffolk) with student, Star Clark from Ipswich, at the Suffolk New College Freshers' Fair. Picture: JOHN NICE

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Eager new students and returning learners enjoyed a varied week of fun to kick off the new term at Suffolk New College’s Freshers’ Week last week.

Elisei Tarage – a public services student from Ipswich on the climbing wall at the Suffolk New College Freshers' Fair. Picture: JOHN NICEElisei Tarage – a public services student from Ipswich on the climbing wall at the Suffolk New College Freshers' Fair. Picture: JOHN NICE

The week featured advice, guidance and the occasional freebies to help youngsters returning, coupled with activities such as a climbing wall and barbecue to give learners a thorough welcome.

Imogen Willimott (left) and Jemma Wood from the new project from St Elizabeth Hospice called Zest, at the Suffolk New College Freshers' Week. Picture: JOHN NICEImogen Willimott (left) and Jemma Wood from the new project from St Elizabeth Hospice called Zest, at the Suffolk New College Freshers' Week. Picture: JOHN NICE

Charities and companies from the county also gathered, including St Elizabeth Hospice, Army recruitment and Inspire Suffolk, where opportunities and expertise was given in equal measure.

Adam Cone and Ethan Sadler enjoying a rest on the Innocent stall at Suffolk New College's Freshers' Week. Picture: JOHN NICEAdam Cone and Ethan Sadler enjoying a rest on the Innocent stall at Suffolk New College's Freshers' Week. Picture: JOHN NICE

Craig Shimmon, marketing manager at Suffolk New College, said: “We would like to thank all of the organisations for supporting this week.

Left to right: Michael Colebrook, Brittany Van Wezel and Sarah Miller from the Terrence Higgins Trust at the Suffolk New College Freshers' Week. Picture: JOHN NICELeft to right: Michael Colebrook, Brittany Van Wezel and Sarah Miller from the Terrence Higgins Trust at the Suffolk New College Freshers' Week. Picture: JOHN NICE

“It was a great way to start a new term and we are looking forward to creating many more fun and informative activities for students throughout the year.”


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