ESOL students gain work experience at Health Mela

Bradford College ESOL students at the Bradford Health Mela

Bradford College students gained some valuable work experience when they volunteered at a major annual community event.

The students, who are on English for Speakers of Other Languages courses, helped out at the fifth annual Bradford Health Mela, which was held at the University of Bradford on April 21.

With more than 1,000 people attending the Mela, which is now in its fifth year, the language students enjoyed great opportunities to practise their communication skills with the public and health professionals.

Bradford College maths lecturer Sunil Pullan helps organise the Mela and it is through him that ESOL lecturers Seima Mahmood and Monika Worthington arranged for their students work as volunteers assisting stallholders and visitors to make the day a success.

The Mela aims to engage and empower the people of Bradford to lead healthy lifestyles.  Healthcare professionals offer advice and assistance on a range of health and lifestyle issues including smoking and alcohol abuse, exercise and diabetes and raise awareness of healthcare services available across the region. 

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