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News: Covid Day of Reflection

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Today (23 March) marks the first anniver­sary of the first UK lock­down and also a Nation­al Day of Reflec­tion. We want­ed to mark the day by look­ing back over some of the amaz­ing con­tri­bu­tions from the col­lege com­mu­ni­ty of the past 12 months. 

Over the past year it has been amaz­ing to hear from stu­dents and mem­bers of staff from across the col­lege who have come togeth­er, using their skills, exper­tise and time to real­ly make a dif­fer­ence dur­ing the Covid-19 pandemic.

We’ve heard from stu­dents past and present who are proud­ly work­ing on the front­line, employ­ers we work with who trans­formed their busi­ness­es to sup­port local peo­ple through tough times and mem­bers of staff who have utilised their skills in new ways. We’ve also seen stu­dents raise mon­ey, cre­ate com­mu­ni­ty trib­utes and lead their friends through men­tal health challenges.

Here are just a few of the amaz­ing efforts we’ve cov­ered over the past 12 months:

Stuart dishes up hundreds of meals to help local families

Stuart Credit Feed The Youth
Stuart. Image credit: Feed the Youth

Stu­art Cliffe, 30, is cur­rent­ly study­ing for his Pro­fes­sion­al Chef’s diplo­ma with us.

Inspired by Mar­cus Rash­ford, Stu­art has been putting his culi­nary skills into prac­tice and start­ed his Feed the Youth’ cam­paign in Feb­ru­ary. He secured fundrais­ing, help and sup­port from local busi­ness­es and com­mu­ni­ty groups and has been mak­ing over 50 meals per week for fam­i­lies who need them and chil­dren who would usu­al­ly be in receipt of free school meals. 

Our health and social care students have taken their skills to the frontline.

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Our health and social care students who have taken their skills to the frontline.

Our health and social care stu­dents have used the skills learned on their col­lege cours­es and tak­en them to the front­line, work­ing in local care homes, health care set­tings and with vul­ner­a­ble adults and old­er peo­ple through­out the pandemic. 

Innovative Owen lands £250 tech prize

Owen Brindley
21-year-old Owen regularly volunteers for local radio.

21-year-old E3 Per­son­al and Social Devel­op­ment stu­dent Owen Brind­ley was recent­ly award­ed an Inno­v­a­tive Young peo­ple of 2020 prize by the Not­ting­ham Build­ing Society. 

The Inno­v­a­tive Young Peo­ple awards shine a light on exam­ples of those aged 10 – 21 who have found inspir­ing ways of fur­ther­ing their edu­ca­tion or boost­ing career aspi­ra­tions in 2020 amid the many chal­lenges the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic has brought.

The judg­ing pan­el were impressed not only by Owens ded­i­ca­tion to over­come seri­ous ill­ness­es, but also his dri­ve and ambi­tion to give back to peo­ple in need across Not­ting­ham too.

20,000 essential items have been made for keyworkers!

Amy Ftlos
Amy Gathercole from our Marketing Team was one of three women who kick-started the Nottingham arm of For the Love of Scrubs.
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Kirpal Kaur.

Kir­pal Kaur, is usu­al­ly out in the com­mu­ni­ty teach­ing sewing and dress­mak­ing as part of the College’s part-time adult com­mu­ni­ty cours­es. Dur­ing lock­down she’s been putting her skills to great use, with the help of her for­mer stu­dents, who togeth­er have been busy mak­ing hun­dreds of scrub kits and masks for Nottingham’s For The Love of Scrubs’ vol­un­teer group.

Carmela busy at her sewing machine
Carmela Devivo, Technical Instructor for Creative Arts, has been busy sewing items over the past few months.

Businesses team together to help care homes

Phil Tomlinson
Phil Tomlinson, College Catering and Hospitality Manager, helps local cafe to provide meals for Nottingham care homes.

College donates student resources to support Nottingham’s response to Covid-19

Nottingham College Health & Safety Manager Michael Bush with some of the supplies
College Health and Safety Manager, Michael Bush, organises important PPE donation.

'Swap Shop' scheme helps shortfall in plastering supplies

Plastering student training at the College's Basford campus
'Swap Shop' scheme helps shortfall in plastering supplies.
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  • 23rd March 2021 (8:00 AM)
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