First Bowling Night in Two Years Brings Students and Staff Together
Event Held at Bowlingcentrum Attended by 90 People
The night of 22 February was filled with joy and laughter for 75 Wittenborg students and 15 lecturers and staff members who attended the Bowling Night, which took place at Bowlingcentrum Apeldoorn. The 2-hour event was the first of its kind since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that the last time the school had organised a bowling night had been exactly two years prior, in February 2020.
In total, 10 bowling lanes were reserved at the venue, and snacks and drinks were served to participants during the event.
Support Office & External Relations Coordinator Sophia Faraji, who coordinated the activity, stressed how important different types of social events are for people’s mental health and well-being. She added that the school plans to organise more activities like this, as it was before the pandemic.
“These are good opportunities for students to meet and greet each other, as well as interact with lecturers and staff members in an informal environment. By putting students from different cultures in contact with one another, social activities help them improve their creativity and communication skills,” Faraji stressed.
MBM student Ahlam Garni, who is specialising in Human Resource Management and also doing an internship at Wittenborg’s Registrar’s Office, said that she really enjoyed the bowling night and found it well-organised. “It was great to meet my colleagues and the other students, and activities of this kind contribute to reducing people’s level of stress.”
Assurance of Learning Manager Kriszta Kaspers-Rostas highlighted that she had been looking forward to being with colleagues, students and friends again for a leisure activity. “The bowling night was very nice, with no need for masks or social distancing. Plus, I was just delighted by how much more enriching it is to spend time with people in reality, instead of Teams meetings. I am more than happy to go back to normal, enjoying real connections and making real memories, which you cannot do through a screen. So, we need more bowling nights, karaoke nights and other activities like this,” she said.
by Ulisses Sawczuk