Festival time for Suffolk students

STUDENTS from Suffolk New College got the chance to learn about different faiths and cultures at the annual Festival of Festivals.This year students, staff and visitors celebrated the diversity of different traditions and faiths from across the Ipswich community by holding a number of talks and workshops from local organisations.

STUDENTS from Suffolk New College got the chance to learn about different faiths and cultures at the annual Festival of Festivals.

This year students, staff and visitors celebrated the diversity of different traditions and faiths from across the Ipswich community by holding a number of talks and workshops from local organisations.

The event, held on Tuesdayand Wednesday, was an opportunity for the college and community to work in partnership to raise awareness and understanding of the diversity of faiths, values and beliefs.

A number of activities, led by experts, were held over the two days, including meditation sessions, and Tai Chi. There were talks on Islam and Christianity, a chance to have a Henna tattoo and try Asian dancing. A workshop for catering students involved making kosher food and a Passover meal.

Other organisations in the community, such as the charity Out and About, also had display stands to provide information about their work.

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