HoW College students give back to their local community!

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HoW College students give back to their local community!

10 April 2019

Female student wearing a hijab, smiling and sat in her wheelchair whilst painting a wooden planter holding daffodils.

Heart of Worcestershire College’s (HoW College), Horizons 1B, students gave the community gardens at Dursley Court a new lease of life during their work experience with Fortis Living.

During their time on placement, the group “brushed” up on their skills as they painted fences, flower planters and pagodas.

Talking about the experience, Horzions 1B student, Damion Thomasson said:

“It’s a good activity as we are helping other people. It helps change our image in the community.

It gave me the chance to work with other people you wouldn’t normally work with.”

Commenting on why she enjoyed the activities, fellow student, Marihah Ahmed added:

“I got the opportunity to try something that I wouldn’t be able to do at home.”

Horizons is a course created to support learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN) to develop their employment, personal and social skills within an adult bespoke environment. As part of their course, students undertake 75 hours of work experience in various settings.

Talking about their time at Dursley Court, Work Experience Supervisor, Rebecca Arnott said:

“The students have learnt a lot of skills throughout their work experience, from planning resources to working as a team to meet deadlines. They have worked really hard and they should be really proud of the fantastic results that they have achieved.”

HoW College prides itself on its ability to offer students a number of opportunities to enhance their college based learning by including trips, visits and work experience.