Huddersfield New College today has been a sea of colour today, with students and staff wearing their favourite football shirts for Football Shirt Friday. Wrapping up Diversity Week which this year has the theme of ‘kindness’, HNC has today been donating to the Bobby Moore Fund and helping those affected by bowel cancer.
HNC is a College that cares, and this can be seen in our everyday work as a community to help others. During Diversity Week we’ve also been raising money for our Chosen Charities of the Year Young Minds and KCRASAC. But these are not the only acts of kindness from our staff and students. We continue to collect for the Welcome Centre foodbank, the Charity Challenge group has recently hosted a cute pet competition to raise funds for the RSPCA and our Early Years department are currently collecting gifts for the Salvation Army’s Toy Appeal. A number of staff are also growing a 'mo' for Movember.
Students at HNC are encouraged to give back, and understand that giving back is not always a financial act – acts of random kindness and volunteering time are just some of the ways our students also help others and understand how being an active citizen creates a more positive world for us all to live in.
Below you can see just a few pictures from around HNC today.
Kam Rogerson, Assistant Principal comments: “HNC is a College that cares. As part of our enrichment offer, students are encouraged to get involved in our charitable and volunteering activity, and make an active contribution to the local community and beyond. This term has been an incredibly busy one of giving, and our students have been experiencing how small acts of kindness can make a big difference. As a 3000 strong community of students and staff, together we can have huge impact. Giving back not only helps others, it is also important to good mental well-being. Whilst today has created plenty of friendly football debate, it is a great example of how we support our students to experience why being a conscious citizen can be fun too!”