February 13, 2017 by Student 24/7 Blog
The Student Representative Council (SRC) of the North-West University Vaal Triangle Campus (NWU Vaal) hosted the annual First Year Carnival on 11 February 2017. This years festivity was themed ‘love, look what you made me do’, which complemented this month (Feb), in which we celebrate love.
According to the SRC Arts and Cultural Officer, Itumeleng Moroe, the Carnival focused on getting first year students together, in order to help them adjust to their new environment, as well as helping them learn more about their respective residence’s cultures and to do a bit of networking. The day encircled around four categories, which the first years had to prepare for in advance. Each residence was judged based on their performance and originality in each of these categories. The categories were: Best Stall, Best Stage Performance, Best Brag, and Trendy Trash.
The Trendy Trash category was hands down the most interesting and imaginative category, in which the students had to create attires out of trash. The category produced unique creations that expressed the essence of the respective residences. The stage performances of the students voiced the truth about love in its most susceptible form.
“The whole idea was to raise awareness to people, that sometimes love is not about fairy tales, but hiccups too” commented Itumeleng Moroe.
The first year students also had the chance to get acquainted with some of the Affiliated Societies and Forums of the Campus, that will assist them during their studies at the University. Some of the Societies and Forums that attended include the Law Council, SASCO, Industrial Psychology Forum, YEBO, and various religious societies.
The day and all of the events was considfered successful due to the spirit and liveliness that the attendees expressed. The Valentine-themed festival created the opportunity for the first year students to form new friends and building upon established residence ties.
*Well done to all the residences who participated.