HSDC Business students used their initiative and event planning skills to hold an inflatable day for the British Heart Foundation on Friday, 23 February.
As part of their event planning module, the Level 3 Extended Diploma students organised, promoted and ran a successful charity event which attracted students from across the College.
Student Leah Morris said: “My mum has an inflatable company, so I asked her for her help in putting together an event for students. All the money we collect today is going towards the British Heart Foundation, we have set a target of £100 but I am hoping we collect more!
“We have learnt about how to promote event, like putting up posters all around the College, as well as doing risk assessments and sorting out insurance.
“I think doing events like this is good experience, I would definitely feel more confident doing another event in the future.”
Lecturer Dom Thompson spoke of the importance of the event.
He said: “The event management unit is the most practical. Rather than doing assignments they are doing real life practical skills.
“They are having to book facilities and carry out risk assessments, they are doing all the work. They are learning real, transferable skills. A lot of people will think running events is all fun, but on the day, anything can go wrong, and they are learning how to be prepared for that.
“I am really pleased with how they have done today, it has been really successful, and I hope they raise a lot of money.”
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