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Volunteering, rodeo bulls and live music kick start freshers’ fair at Ipswich’s One sixth form

PUBLISHED: 23:29 22 September 2017 | UPDATED: 23:29 22 September 2017

Members of the One cheerleading group who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent earlier in the year. Picture: JOHN NICE

Members of the One cheerleading group who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent earlier in the year. Picture: JOHN NICE

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From rodeo bulls and Nirvana sing-alongs to help and advice from charities and businesses, One sixth form’s freshers’ fair was alive with activity from hundreds of students.

Raminta Ozelyte (left) and Sandra Espitita (right) get advice from Janet Perry from the careers service at One sixth form. Picture: JOHN NICERaminta Ozelyte (left) and Sandra Espitita (right) get advice from Janet Perry from the careers service at One sixth form. Picture: JOHN NICE

The sixth form laid on the freshers’ fair as part of the settling-in process for new students, with the returning cohort able to welcome the new intake into student life.

Muhammad Sattar and Lauren Preston do battle on the inflatable challenge at One freshers' fair. Picture: JOHN NICEMuhammad Sattar and Lauren Preston do battle on the inflatable challenge at One freshers' fair. Picture: JOHN NICE

A student band was on hand to entertain their peers with classic rock tunes, while some students braved the rodeo bull.

Elysee Oussou on the rodeo bull at the One freshers' fair. Picture: JOHN NICEElysee Oussou on the rodeo bull at the One freshers' fair. Picture: JOHN NICE

Elsewhere organisations such as Community Action Suffolk and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices were on hand to offer volunteering opportunities.

Gary Thompson and Megan Steggalls from Empire cinemas handing out free popcorn at the One freshers' fair. Picture: JOHN NICEGary Thompson and Megan Steggalls from Empire cinemas handing out free popcorn at the One freshers' fair. Picture: JOHN NICE

Natasha Brame, community fundraiser for Suffolk at EACH said: “We came along to talk to students as they are our fundraisers of the future.

New students (from left to right) Bethany Page, George Kellett and Jamie Briers settling into life at One sixth form. Picture: JOHN NICENew students (from left to right) Bethany Page, George Kellett and Jamie Briers settling into life at One sixth form. Picture: JOHN NICE

“The response has been good. It’s such a nice sixth form, I’m just sad that I didn’t get the opportunity to come here myself.”

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