Life Skills students Kelly, Jack & Navdeep

Life Skills students

Glitter and sparkle covers the tables in the classroom where students on the Entry Level Life Skills course are hard at work making jewellery to sell for charity.

The course uses practical activities to help students develop skills in making decisions, solving problems and working together, as well as giving them the opportunity to improve their English maths and IT skills.

Student Navandeep Rodrigues (pictured right), aged 21, said: “I like everything about coming to college! We’ve been making jewellery and decorating T-shirts to sell for charity. Everyone gets on well in the class and my support worker is really nice.

Kelly Stokes (left), aged 24, added: “I like making jewellery and working as part of a team. I’ve made new friends since coming to college and I like my teacher – she’s fun!”

And 24-year-old Jack Hawkes (pictured centre), said: “I’m getting better at using the computer and I’ve been learning about using money. I’ve made new friends and my teacher is really kind.”

All profits from the sales of jewellery and T-shirts are donated to the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.

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