To mark Remembrance Day, Nottingham College staff, life-skills, and sensory learners from our Stapleford campus (home to our supported learning courses) worked together to help produce a poppy display that has been viewed by thousands of passers-by.
Working with local resident Tina Leggat, who crocheted hundreds of poppies; students and staff were tasked with measuring the twine and threading the poppies in readiness for the display to be installed outside our Stapleford campus.
The display was an opportunity for our learners and staff to come together as part of a wider community project.
We had the massive challenge of putting over 700 poppies onto twine which were just some of the many crocheted poppies that Tina had created. The sensory and life-skills students were brilliant at counting and threading the poppies which have been used in the display and some students also took part in making the poppy bunting.
The students and the staff all really enjoyed being part of this joint community project and are really proud of the display outside our Stapleford Campus. We're all quite excited about working on our next community project.- Rebecca Lees, Sensory Tutor.
The display went up at the start of November and was visited by Simon Frost Town Mayor of Stapleford.
Home to our supported learning (SLDD) courses, we have a range of specialist resources available such as: a sensory room, accessible IT software and hardware and accessible sports equipment.
At Stapleford, we offer flexible learning programmes from Pre-entry Level through to Level 1. We support our students to increase their confidence, self-esteem, self-awareness and independence. All our programmes include employability, vocational, personal and social development, Maths, English and IT skills. We have a flexible curriculum to meet the needs of students with higher support needs and ensure having fun and great experiences are compulsory!