INTERNATIONAL Men’s Day – and Movember – was marked at Isle of Man College on Monday.
The event saw a range of stands offering everything from advice on sexual health by college public health students, to male grooming sessions led by beauty students.
Aims of International Men’s Day – held each year on November 19 – include a focus on men’s and boys’ health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality and highlighting positive male role models.
And it is a chance for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage and child care.
Parkour and free running athlete Will Sutton was named as a role model for the day.
Will, aged 20, came first in an event at the world’s largest free running competition – Red Bull Art in Motion – held in Kuwait last year.
He chatted to students, and along with Jack Bridson, demonstrated parkour in the hall.
Representatives from The Children’s Centre were on hand to speak about the role of the father, and students were able to hold an interactive baby that was on loan.
Some students, including joinery student Scott Cowley, were brave enough to get their chests waxed.
The event also tied in with Movember, which sees men growing moustaches to raise funds and awareness about men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
To show their support, there were moustaches on sale and specially decorated cakes.