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Spring Community Week Roundup

Students and staff at College had a great time during our Spring Community Week. Community Week encompasses social action activities that are so important to our community. These activities bring together students and staff of the College, encouraging teamwork and making a difference. Here’s what we got up to during Community Week this March.

Sport and Science with Briary Primary School 

Students from Science, Computing, Public Services and Sport collaborated to provide a fun-filled day of activities for Year 4 students from Briary Primary School. The school students visited to take part in a range of sessions including scientific experiments in the labs and trampolining challenges in the sports hall. 

Intergenerational Coffee Morning 

Early Years and Health & Social Care students organised an intergenerational event for residents from Old Farmhouse Care Home and children from our on-site nursery and Blossom Way Daycare. They took part in craft activities and Animal Management students brought over some of the animals from our Spring Lane campus.

Beach Cleans 

Supported Learning students headed out into the sunshine to take care of the local community by getting involved in beach cleans to help keep a tidy and safe shoreline for everyone to enjoy. 

First Aid and Storytelling Workshop 

Early Years and Health & Social Care students invited in students from Bysing Primary School to take part in workshops. These included an interactive first aid workshop and a puppet show retelling of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.  

 

Beauty Treatments for Key Workers 

Beauty students offered free manicures, massages and facials to key workers in the local area. 

UNICEF Bake Sale 

Another great effort from our Health & Social Care students as they raised money for UNICEF. Throughout the week they have been selling home baked cakes and treats to raise money for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. 

Tree Planting 

Our Landscaping and Horticulture students planted a tree to honour the Platinum Jubilee later this year. Children from our nursery came along to plant saplings too. 

Motor Vehicle students also travelled to George V Park in Ramsgate to plant trees as part of the Isle of Thanet Trees and Woods Initiative.   

Soup Kitchen 

Professional Services students from Beauty, Theatrical Media Make-up and Catering worked with the Canterbury Umbrella Centre to produce homemade soup and bread that was then served at the soup kitchen in Canterbury. 

Wildlife Walks 

Animal Management students and staff at our Spring Lane campus welcomed primary school students from Pilgrim’s Way School and introduced them to many of our animals and had the chance to get up close to our many invertebrates.  

Necessary Furniture 

Our Information and Guidance Team visited Necessary Furniture, an organisation that redistributes household goods to the welfare of the disadvantaged in our community. The team helped out with a variety of roles, including sorting and tidying the book collection and stock rotation of the furniture in the warehouse. 

Creative Projects  

Our Media students put their skills to good use, some are involved in a logo redesign project with Visit Swale, whilst others worked on creating websites and games with a focus on sustainability. 

Art & Design students have been busy making bee hotels and jubilee banners to adorn Canterbury’s shopping district – Whitefriars. 

If you have any more great pictures from community week, or want to tell us about an activity you got involved in, you can email us here.

Find out why social action is important here.