Our Woodhouse Freshers’ Fair took place in the social area this week and was very well attended by hundreds of our new students.
Our lower sixth 'freshers' had the opportunity to find out about the many college groups and external organisations we work with to support students, and is organised by our Student Services department.
Our LGBTQ group, Spectrum, were very busy promoting the good work they do at the college and recruiting new members to help raise awareness of LGBTQ issues both here and in society.
Following on from their mentor sign up last week, our mentoring scheme stall was incredibly busy with lots of L6 'mentees' signing up to be paired with U6 students who will help them get to grips with their subject course work across the next year.
Barnet Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service, a regular visitor to the college, ran an excellent stall promoting awareness and giving out information about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and 'legal highs'.
Their 'walk-the-line' beer-goggles challenge was particularly entertaining (students don goggles that simulate the visual impairment that alcohol can cause and try to walk in a straight line).
Students visited various other stalls including College Council, Careers, Library resources, Additional Learning Support, Woodhouse Active, Old Woodhouseians FC, Solace, Healthy Relationships, and Rainbow Head, a local LGBT group run by ex-student Jen.
Our Fairtrade Foundation, Amnesty and FemSoc groups were also represented and well attended.
Health and welfare events are organised each half-term by Student Services and include a sexual health drop-in and free condom scheme through Barnet’s BU21 c-card scheme.