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News: Ear­ly Years stu­dents sup­port Young Minds

Students Abigail Emily and Heba at the stall with cakes and donation box
Students Abigail Emily and Heba at the stall with cakes and donation box

Ear­ly Years stu­dents at Not­ting­ham Col­lege raised more than £300 for a young peo­ple’s men­tal health char­i­ty in the run up to World Men­tal Health Day on 10 October. 

The Lev­el 1 Ear­ly Years stu­dents worked hard as a team to cre­ate fundrais­ing activ­i­ties and run stalls at the Col­lege’s new City Hub cam­pus. The mon­ey they raised is going to Young Minds, a char­i­ty fight­ing for chil­dren and young peo­ple’s men­tal health. 

The stu­dents only began their course recent­ly, but they’ve already made friends and become a great team! They worked togeth­er to cre­ate activ­i­ties that would also be child-friend­ly, as well as mak­ing posters and pro­mo­tion­al mate­ri­als and run­ning the event. 

Students Paige And Destiny with their cakes for sale
Students Paige and Destiny with some of their wrapped cakes, with colourful displays in the background

The activ­i­ties have helped them gain skills that they could use in the future when work­ing in Ear­ly Years settings. 

Some of the activities included:

  • skip­ping challenges 
  • tombola/​raffle
  • guess the num­ber of sweets in the jar 
  • guess the name of the cro­chet mole (made by Esther Colton — Ear­ly Years staff team) 
  • sell­ing home­made cakes and biscuits 
  • cre­at­ing posters to raise aware­ness of men­tal health 
  • and more!

Lots of stu­dents and staff also wore yel­low for the day and made a dona­tion to the charity. 

Not­ting­ham Col­lege Ear­ly Years staff also sup­port­ed the stu­dents through­out their fundrais­ing activities. 

1 Group Photo
Some of the students and staff. With lots of yellow props, cakes and activities at the stand.

I’ve just joined Not­ting­ham Col­lege and I’m enjoy­ing the course so far. I’d made some pret­ty good friends after only a day or two! We’ve been sell­ing cakes and cook­ies for this event, and I think it’s a good char­i­ty to donate to. 

In future I’d like to be a Nurs­ery Assis­tant. So far, I’ve been learn­ing about what chil­dren need and doing activ­i­ties towards that. I’m excit­ed to learn more too. If some­one asked me if I’d rec­om­mend doing an Ear­ly Years course, I’d say go for it! 

Abi­gail — Lev­el 1 Car­ing for Chil­dren student

Find out more about Early Years courses at an Open Evening

If you’re inter­est­ed in an Ear­ly Years course, or any of our oth­er sub­jects, why not find out more at an Open Evening? 

We’ve got a series of Open Evenings com­ing up in Octo­ber and Novem­ber 2021.

Published on:
  • 11th October 2021 (1:05 PM)
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