College coffee morning raises money and enhances skills

5th October 2018

Students from Stratford-upon-Avon College hosted a fund-raising Macmillan Coffee Morning, serving up a delicious selection of freshly made cakes, biscuits, teas and coffees.

Learners from the College’s Foundation Learning course were mentored by Health and Social Care students to organise, promote and run the coffee morning, raising £150.60 for the charity. The event also included a raffle and a giant ‘pin the cherry on the cake’ competition.

The occasion was hugely beneficial not only to the charity concerned, but also for learners’ development by helping students gain employability skills as well as social skills for life.

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Students from Stratford-upon-Avon College’s Foundation Learning and Health and Social Care courses hosting their Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Foundation lecturer Teena Appleby explained “The Health and Social Care students have been introduced to different aspects of learning disabilities. They were allocated specific Foundation students to work with which has been really beneficial for their development.

“The Foundation learners have really enjoyed meeting students from another course and learning to work with money. It’s been a really positive cross-college experience.”

Commenting on the success of the morning, Level 3 Health and Social Care student Grace Harridine-Eames, 16 from Evesham, said “I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the Foundation students. Helping them with activities such as the coffee morning is such a rewarding experience.”

Find out more about the College’s Foundation Learning courses: Foundation Learning courses