Students Olivia Harker, Rebecca Kenney, Chris Lamond and Nathan Harbottle marvel at illusionist Flash

Freshers Fayre Event Is Just Magic

Thu, 2002-05-30 01:00

Last week saw the new intake of students at East Durham College started their courses, but not without some fun and advice first.

The Peterlee and Houghall campuses hosted their 2013 Freshers Fayre with a number of entertainers and advice stands coming into help the students get settled into a college environment.

Entertainment from acts such as Britain’s Got Talent illusionist Flash, a bungee run, driving simulator and a performance from rising music star Anttix.

Along with this there were displays by the Fire Brigade and Durham Constabulary Dog Section plus stands from the Royal Navy, Community Drugs Service, Horizon young adult carers service, University of Sunderland and 4Real Alcohol Education.

Student Liaison Officer Helen Lowther hailed the week a fantastic success and believes the fun activities can help the first year student’s transition into a new environment easier.

“The week has been fantastic fun, with some tremendous performances and lots of exciting activities going on around the college for the new students to enjoy.

“The Freshers Fayre gives the students the opportunity to find out more about the college as they get started on their new courses and also mix with other new students as they start life at EDC.”