Freshers fun at Central Sussex College

07 October 2015
New and returning students at Central Sussex College’s Sixth Form Haywards Heath enjoyed a fun-packed week of events to introduce them to student life last month.

The Freshers’ Event kicked-off with a charity bake sale organised by the Sixth Form’s Student Executive. The baked goods went down a treat raising over £80 for local charity, ‘Off the Fence’ which supports community projects in Brighton and Hove, and international charity, ‘A21’ which aims to abolish human trafficking in the 21st Century.

The event was followed by the annual Freshers Fair where students were able to visit a variety of stalls from local businesses, organisations and charities. As well as gain information from organisations such as the National Citizen Service, Outset Youth Action and Burgess Hill Rugby Club, students enjoyed free pizza courtesy of Dominoes and candy floss from Ace Leisure.

During the fair, students were invited to have a go on the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services’ driving simulator. The students were asked to drive once without distractions and again whilst using their mobile phones to demonstrate the potentially disastrous effects of texting whilst driving.

The week culminated with inflatable challenges in the Sixth Form’s sports hall. Students went head-to-head in the ‘bungee run challenge’ to see who could place the beanbag furthest away from the start line, and held on tight to survive the longest on the ‘bucking bronco’.

Event organiser, Laura Parish commented “The week was a fantastic opportunity for the students to find out about the clubs, groups and societies available at the Sixth Form Haywards Heath, as well as learn about services and opportunities in the local area. Both the staff and students engaged with the events, particularly enjoying the pizza and candy floss.”