Students on Career Pathways courses at Nottingham College have been supporting some local charities in the run up to Christmas. They took part in a National Citizenship Service programme through their course, which meant they could help others and learn valuable skills.
From fairground games to charity leg waxes, and from making lunches and collecting warm clothes for homeless people, around forty students took part in the social action project. They learnt about local charities and planned events and fundraising activities.
The four groups each chose a charity, then created their activities accordingly. Other students and staff at their campuses were very generous with donations as well.
‘Team Helping Other People’ (some of the students pictured) chose to focus on the issues of LGBTQ+ discrimination, and homelessness. They collected clothes to donate to homeless charity The Friary, and made podcasts to highlight some issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
‘Team Tango’ learnt about the CARE programme by Notts County FC, meeting participants who have been affected by cancer. They also made and delivered packed lunches to The Friary.
‘Team Superstars’ did a charity leg wax and some fairground games to raise money for My Bag, a charity that helps children entering the foster care system.
‘Team Minirolls’ put smiles on the faces of people who have had strokes, by visiting Nottingham Stroke Club. They also completed some renovations at the Portland Centre in The Meadows, a community leisure centre run by Notts County FC.
Career Pathways courses help students to build their confidence, personal and social skills, plus English and maths. These all help people towards further qualifications in the future.