Seevic students encourage peers to speak up
Monday, 07 November 2016
Creative Arts students at Seevic College are raising awareness of safeguarding issues and the help that is available at the college, based in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet.
Tasked with designing a poster to highlight where advice can be sought in the college, students used skills they had learned during their course such as image editing with Photoshop to produce inspiring pieces for their peers.
Artwork from students Sarah Judd, 17, and Jordan Eady, 18, were chosen as the winners; both receiving a £50 Amazon voucher for their hard work. Their posters will be displayed in key areas around the college to promote these services.
With over 15 pieces of art produced, the responsibility of choosing a winner fell with the college’s Student Union. Member Alex Stone, 18, spoke about how tough the decision was.
Alex said: “It was so difficult to choose between the designs; they were all really good.
“In the end we decided to donate a further prize from the Student Union so that we could award first place to two people.”
Joint winner Sarah revealed how important projects like this are for her future.
She said: “I’ve been involved in designing a couple of things now for the college, including postcards for school leavers who want to study Graphic Design.
“It’s a great way to get experience and employability skills for the future. After I finish my A-Levels, I am hoping to study Seevic’s Foundation Diploma in Art & Design before heading to university.”
Michelle Lagden, Safeguarding and Wellbeing Coordinator said: “It has been so nice to include our students in the process of raising awareness of safeguarding and the Wellbeing team here at Seevic.
“By getting involved in the project, they have not only been able to show off their artwork to a wider audience; they have also made a huge impact in highlighting these important issues to their peers.”
To find out more about Creative Arts at Seevic visit seevic-college.ac.uk. The next college open evening is Tuesday 22 November; pre-book online now or just come along on the night.