College celebrates Diversity Week 2017

Updated 27/10/2017

Staff and students across Gower College Swansea have celebrated Diversity Week with the twelfth annual Diversity Fayre and a series of awareness-raising workshops.

Among the entertainment on offer this year was an African drumming performance from Gbubemi Amas, a display of Capoeira Brazilian martial arts, Welsh clog dancing from Menter Aberatwe and - back by popular demand - fantastic street dance by Arnold Matsena. Live music was also provided by talented students from Llwyn y Bryn and Gorseinon.

“Diversity Week - and especially the Diversity Fayre - is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the cultural richness of our communities,” says the college’s Equality and Diversity Leader Jane John. “With the help and support of our partnership organisations, we can have a lot of fun as well as promoting awareness of the important issues.”

As part of Diversity Week, students at Gower College Swansea also participated in Show Racism the Red Card workshops. Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s anti-racism educational charity. Established in 1996, it holds a ‘fortnight of action’ in Wales every October, with workshops aiming to educate and empower young people.


Among the student performances and stall-holders this year were:

Windshake (Oliver Thomas, Sam Thomas and Ethan David)
Daniels Dallas
Dena Davies and Hannah Lockhart
Bethan Walters
Felicity Edwards
Ewan Williams
Let’s Name it Right Now (Aaron Morgan, Oliver Thomas, Flynn Forgeau, James Hamm, Caleb Kelso)
Ace (Jonas Liang, Faye Wu and Vee Zhang)
The Furns
Rhys Carlson and Jacob Howells
Alasdair Gunneberg
College jazz band 
Independent Living Skills
Health and Social Care
Motor Vehicle
Hospitality and Catering
Religious Studies
Kenya Education Community Project
GCS Feminist Society
GCS LGBT Society

Many thanks to our community partners including:

Gbubemi Amas
Menter Abertawe
Arnold Matsena 
Sarita Sood Dance Group
Chinese in Wales Association
Swansea City of Sanctuary
EYST (Ethnic Youth Support Team)
Terrence Higgins Trust
African Community Centre
South Wales Police