Coventry College celebrate diversity and creativity at coronation event - The Coventry Observer

Coventry College celebrate diversity and creativity at coronation event

HUNDREDS of Coventry students gathered at a special event in the city centre ahead of the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla.

Students of Coventry College joined in with a jam packed day of royal inspired activities to mark the occasion, with a celebration of diversity and creativity topped off with a campus-wide afternoon tea.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students hosted a range of competitions and games including a guess the country game, a guitar showcase and a fashion show.

A West African Joliba drumming demonstration livened up the day alongside a vehicle display from the Motor Vehicle department showcasing red, white and blue minis.

The students enjoyed street food, poetry readings, artwork showcases and performances to mark the historic moment and even pledged 240 hours of voluntary work to support the community as part of  The Big Help Out volunteering initiative.

Special guests Corin Cane, chief executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Louise Bennnet OBE, deputy lieutenant of Warwickshire and Derek Willer MBE, president of Robot Day were all joined by the 159th regiment of the British Armed Forces to support the event.

Gemma Knot, vice principal for business growth, engagement and partnerships at Coventry College said: “It was brilliant to bring together so many people from across the college for our own special Coronation celebration, with a wide range of activities and events from a wide range of subjects.

“It was also great to see students wanting to get involved in The Big Help Out, which is another chance for people throughout the college to support local charities and initiatives after some fantastic engagement with the BRIT Challenge in recent months.”


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