Employability Skills students get crafting for carers
Employability students got crafting for carers last week with the help of their tutor.
Our fantastic Employability Skill students from the Learning for Independence and Future Employment (LIFE) department have been working with their tutor to craft wash bags for carers and NHS staff.
The Employability Skills course is designed to act as a transition year for students looking for further education or to move onto employment, but need some additional support to get there.
Students develop transferable skills to increase their independence at home and within the community, with this in mind lecturer Anne Julier tasked students; Leah, Daniel, Joe, Saskia, Stephanie, Ellie, Ashleigh and Adam, who rose to the challenge and sent across wash bag designs for Anne to sew.
Students were encouraged to write positive messages of thanks to the key workers selflessly working to protect those vulnerable of COVID-19.
Anne donated over 30 wash bags to local NHS Trusts, giving them access to a safe alternative to washing their uniforms and to help prevent the spread of the virus.