18 December 2015
HoW College goes the extra mile for White Ribbon Campaign
Last week Heart of Worcestershire College students put their best foot forward as they supported the White Ribbon Campaign.
Taking place in Worcester, the College’s Students’ Union took to the streets of Worcester with support from the Public Services department to ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’.
Lead by the Students’ Union President James Fuller, the event saw 21 male students and four staff put on a pair of high heel to walk a mile from the Colleges’ All Saints’ building, around the streets of Worcester City Centre, and along the very busy high street before returning in a loop to the College entrance.
Speaking about the event Chris Ridings, Student Activities Officer in Worcester, said:
“The students and staff at Heart of Worcestershire College are proud of the work we do and will continue to support the campaign in educating not only the students and staff at the College but the local communities in which we are situated.”
The event was a great success with 24 students and staff putting on heels and making their mark. The walk was supported brilliantly by the female students who were talking to the public on the way round and handing out White Ribbons.
The White Ribbon Campaign aims to eliminate violence against all sexes, recognising the devastating effects of women, men and children. Wearing a white ribbon signifies a commitment to never commit, condone or remain silent about domestic abuse and sexual violence.