Good signs at campus days
CHILDREN went ice-skating, played Christmas games and learned how to say festive phrases in sign language at Brunel University. Fifty-eight pupils from Colham Manor Primary School, in Violet Avenue, Hillingdon, attended a session on Wednesday, December 3, and 30 pupils from Whitehall Infant School, in Cowley Road, Uxbridge, were there on Friday, December 5. They learned how to sign words and phrases such as ‘snowman’ and ‘Happy Christmas’, and decorated gingerbread men during the half-day sessions.
The Be Brunel activities were run by student volunteers at the campus in Kingston Lane, Uxbridge.
Leon Evans, vice-president for community welfare for the Union of Brunel Students, said: “Be Brunel is a really important event, as it is about giving back to the community, and giving local children the opportunity to experience what it is like being on a university campus and using the facilities that we are privileged to be able to use.
“Our student volunteers had a great time and probably enjoyed being able to get involved with activities designed for small children.
“We’d like to thank our contacts at the schools, as we couldn’t have put on the sessions without them. We look forward to putting on a similar event in the spring.”
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n STEADY GLIDE: Pupils from Colham Manor Primary School have penguin helpers as they play on the Brunel University ice rink