College photo winners capture cultural diversity
Students at a Westcountry college have taken part in a photography competition to celebrate cultural diversity.
Cornwall College hosted the competition where students and staff were asked to submit entries which highlighted a specific aspect of diversity.
Jean Pippard, practice learning manager at Cornwall College, scooped the first prize of a Nikon Coolpix digital camera for her image which was taken while on holiday in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Jean said: "I was wandering through the souk in Marrakesh where there were these little shops and I noticed this lady with her baby. The shop sold lots of different things and the lady looks as though she is deep in thought about what to buy.
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"I never thought my photo would win, but I'm really pleased it did."
A selection of the entries which highlighted a specific aspect of diversity were displayed in Campus Central at the Camborne campus.
Steph Norman, corporate cultural diversity co-ordinator at Cornwall College, said: "The festival is a chance for all our students and staff to learn more about the other cultures they wouldn't necessarily encounter during a typical day at the college, by taking part in a variety of events and activities around the campuses.
"Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to Jean on being the overall winner."
Runner-up Amy Albright, a learning support practitioner at Cornwall College, produced a striking image of a native lady from the Floating Island of Lake Titicaca, Peru, selling homemade clothes in a market.
Katie Gerrans, PA and course co-ordinator at Cornwall College, was also awarded as runner-up for her photograph offering an insight into Chinese culture. Taken during a trip to China, it shows local people practising their calligraphy skills in open air parks with large brushes and water.
The judging of the 21 entries was part of a week celebrating diversity recently and students at Cornwall College in Camborne and across the county raised awareness of different cultures and religions.