STUDENT VOICE Student Voice SPRING SUMMER 2017 - Page 15

SPORTS EQUALITY EVENTS SPORT AND FITNESS STUDENTS HELD TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE KILMARNOCK CAMPUS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY. Two HND classes were behind separate events that took place at the end of March, which were One Ayrshire - Many Cultures and #EqualityIsQuality. Both events were supported by Supporters Direct Scotland. The first provided information on how to eradicate racism in sport, while the second was for school pupils from Hillhead and Loanhead Primary Schools to encourage more females to participate in sport. In the week running up to the latter event, we rolled out a social media campaign using the #EqualityIsQuality hashtag. Sports stars such as our own Paralympic athlete Kayleigh Haggo, Dumbarton FC striker Christian Nade and Kilmarnock FC’s Community Engagement Manager Paul Di Giacomo, spoke about how to encourage more girls and women into sport. Sporting activities were laid on for all students and visitors during these days. A player of the year award was presented at a football tournament arranged by the One Ayrshire - Many Cultures event, with Christian Nade announcing the winner. Megan Sim, HND Sports Coaching student, said “Our event is a good way for us to show how proud we are of the many cultures that co-exist within our community. I feel this event helped pull people together and got students involved in learning about different cultures.” THE STUDENT VOICE SPRING/SUMMER 2017 15