Glen Eyre held The Big Summer Farewell on Friday afternoon, and what an afternoon it turned out to be! With free ice-cream and burgers, inflatables, competitive games, live music and a photo booth, there was plenty to make our way around. Best of all, the sun decided to join the party, encouraging everyone to embrace the start of summer. Despite the large amount of students who have already headed home for the holidays, there was a great turnout and wonderful atmosphere. There were some fantastic and helpful stalls for students to browse, including representatives from Student Life, The Advice Centre, Southern Water, British Heart Foundation and more. These were offering goodies, advice and games, all relevant to students either moving on to private rented accommodation or staying in Halls.

There is nothing like free food to attract the attention of students! That famous BBQ smell coaxed even more students out of their rooms at lunchtime, and the burgers proved to be very popular with the students and their families. Thank you to the Union’s Bar staff for cooking and serving some delicious beef and veggie burgers for everyone who attended.

As well as the food stalls, there were two huge inflatables set up for residents to enjoy. Students competed in bean bag races and sumo wrestling battles, leading to some intense competitions and a lot of laughs. Who knows how they survived the heat in those sumo suits!

 

For those who weren’t feeling as energetic on this sunny Friday afternoon, the Student Life team were handing out free ice-cream tokens and cold drinks to enjoy in the sunshine. We were also lucky enough to be entertained by some fantastic musicians. Mike Wyatt introduced the live set with some chilled, acoustic music.

 

Throughout the afternoon, the Student Life team organised several brilliant sports day games. These included an egg and spoon race, bean bag throw, wheelbarrow race, three-legged race, spider race, and a sack race. Thank you to everyone who helped make such a fantastic event happen, including the Student Life team, our support staff, and the stallholders.

 

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