Following an extremely successful pilot period, last month saw the official launch of our Schools’ Workshop Project.
Over 60 people attended the launch night at Kesgrave High School, including representatives from local schools and the County Council, strategic partners and past & potential funders.
The evening included an address by Student Life director – Richard Stewart, the presentation of the workshop itself and the premier of ‘Out of the Dark, Into the Light’; a short film on mental health, featuring five students from the University of Suffolk & Kesgrave High School telling their own, very personal accounts of mental health. The film was produced by film & media students at the High School.
The evening was supported by Suffolk Mind, Volunteering Matters, Career Ready & the Terrence Higgins Trust. With further assistance coming from Subway on Duke Street and Windmills Florist, who donated refreshments and bouquets, the latter being presented to various contributors.
Having been in pilot stage at the University & Kesgrave High School, the workshop will now be presented to additional schools throughout the town and further into Suffolk, engaging the County’s students and getting them involved in all aspects of the Student Life print & digital publications.