Art & Design students highlight mental wellbeing with charity run
Students on the Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design have organised a charity run at Paston College, raising money for children’s cancer charity My Shining Star.
Tutorials on the benefits of exercise for improving mental health and wellbeing provided the inspiration for the 1-mile fun, which was held on the Griffons site on Tuesday 21 January.
A fun run offered a practical way for the group to highlight this important topic to the wider student community at Paston, as well as being something that students and staff from across the college could get involved in.
The chosen charity holds particular significance for the group, as one of their members is currently undergoing treatment for leukaemia.
Thirty four students and staff took part in the event, raising £95 for My Shining Star.
BTEC Art & Design student Tala Tadayon, who helped organise the charity run, said:
Our tutorial group is very close-knit, a little family. We have all got to know each other well. We started talking about ways to relieve stress, and realised that a few of us were into sport, and we also found out that one of our group is not very well. This charity run was a perfect way to show we are a community here.”