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College photo winners capture cultural diversity

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: April 06, 2013

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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.

"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.

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