Ahead of the General Election, Wigan & Leigh College students held a range of activities to celebrate living in a democracy.

Suffragette sashes were worn by Floristry and A Level students and staff to commemorate the women who fought for the right to vote and the College is already starting to raise awareness that next year will mark the centenary of when the act was passed. Floristry students created rose buttonholes to celebrate the Suffragettes and students and staff made donations to the Mayor’s Homelessness Fund.

Grayson Perry’s, ‘Divided Britain’, was shown in the theatre which is a documentary where the filmmaker sets out to make two artworks reflecting the two sides of the Brexit debate and starter activities and themed projects took place in sessions as arranged by departments.

The students wanted it to be a fun event to celebrate as a community and to raise awareness that other parts of the world don’t have the same privileges. Students managed to raise £214, all of which will go to the Mayor’s Homelessness Fund.

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