Community Festival event
Community Festival event is a success
A group of NC Working With Communities students brought third sector organisations, charities and the general public together for a special event recently.
A ‘Community Festival’ event – held at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus on Tuesday 24 April, was organised as part of their course by Jemma Farquhar (27) from Denny, Megan Stewart (19) and Amy Smith (27) both from Grangemouth, Rebecca Lapsley (20) from Camelon and Liam Slaven (18) from Falkirk.
It brought together: Forth Valley Community Focus, CVS Falkirk , Pop up Prom, Penumbra , Link living , Quarriers, Forth Valley Recovery Community, Falkirk Community Trust, Police Scotland, Forth Valley Student Association, Salvation Army, Falkirk Equality Council and Camelon Youth Club.
Student Jemma Farquhar, said: “It was a great day and a lot of people attended which were all very happy about. The aim of the event was to try to empower the residents of the Forth Valley community to make informed choices regarding their well-being whether that be mental or physical. We also wanted to make them aware of the services available, so that it may help people to address issues that they may be facing in daily life.
“We also hoped community organisations to network and create partnerships to encourage everyone to work together to make our communities services and groups even better. We have already had some great feedback, so it has been worthwhile.”
Scott Harrison, Curriculum Manager in the Department of Access and Progression, said: “I was extremely impressed with the amount of hard work the learners put into organising this event. It was an excellent opportunity to engage with community partners. Also, it helped to raise awareness in the college of the important work these organisations do in the community.”