The Centre of Enhanced Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Students' Union hosted the BGU Carnival 2022 earlier this month. Taking place on the 9th November, this was the first carnival since 2019, so both teams were eager to make sure everyone had a great time.

A variety of games, including Hook-a-duck, Tin Can Alley and Balloon darts, were set up by CELT and the SU in the Students' Union, as well as wellbeing activities and music.

Oriontree arrived shortly before the carnival started, bringing the stars of the show - alpacas. Students were able to pet and feed the alpacas whilst gaining knowledge on how they are cared for by the Oriontree team.

Along with the games, students also indulged in some candy floss and tasty fruit and marshmallows, which they could dip into the chocolate fountain. In fact, the candy floss machine failed towards the end of the carnival because it was so popular! Not too many students missed out on this sweet opportunity because of this, but they were able to enjoy some chocolate fondue (or simply have some fruit).

During the event, Lenny the Lion also made an appearance, meeting students and taking part in a few games. There were certainly a lot of smiles on many faces when this happened.

There is no way we can cover this story without mentioning the attempted duck escape at Hook-a-Duck! All we can say is a few mops, cloths and people were used in the clear up operation!

As we had over 250 students attend the Carnival, it was a great time to launch the new Wellbeing Toolkit. The Wellbeing Toolkit has been created to provide students and staff with practical advice, resources, tips , self-assessment and activities to develop resilience and encourage positive mental welling. It is now available on Blackboard.

We're excited to announce that the BGU Carnival will return in 2023, following this year's success!

25th November 2022

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