Good signs at cam­pus days

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.”

n A REAL CRACKER: Em­ploy­ees from Crown World­wide Group were grate­ful for a break from wash­ing 26 of their col­leagues’ cars and a hot drink Con­trib­uted

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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

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