Event sweetener eases Life’s Lemons for students

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Event sweetener eases Life’s Lemons for students

An event held in Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus games hall on Friday May 17 (from 1-4pm), certainly didn’t leave a sour taste in the mouth of those taking part.

Life’s Lemons – an obstacle course game of life – was created by students from the NC Working with Communities as part of their course and aimed to help developing the life skills of those taking part.

Supported in partnership by NHS Scotland, Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Forth Valley Student Association, Dunfermline Advocacy, Homestart and Kersiebank Community Project the event hopes to attract students and staff for an afternoon of fun and helpful information.

Pictured from left to right are the Life’s Lemons creators Samantha Hudson (32) from Tullibody, Elise Pearson (17) from Falkirk, David Whyte (19) from Bonnybridge, Shannon Easton (20) from Sheildhill and Nicola Jennifer Murray (21) from Kincardine.

Samantha Hudson, said: “Life's Lemons was aimed at developing students’ life skills using an activity based game. This encouraged them to look at self-sufficiency from a different perspective, with interactive activities such as budgeting real life scenarios incorporating all the twists of financial reality, planning and time management and healthy eating. With support from local organisations we hoped to raise awareness of some of the different types of support available to students. 

"Our team worked hard to bring this event to reality and we are delighted with the end result. The students who took part had a great time. Well done to team Work Start who won first place with the fastest time of four minutes and 56 seconds. Thank you to CAB Falkirk, Home-Start Falkirk, Dunfermline Advocacy and The Student Association for attending. Well done everyone!"

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