Students have settled in well and have started their Supported Internships with various employers.
They are all working hard towards their transition into paid employment.
On 11th January we had a visit from the Rep theatre and Strive and Thrive students took part in an immersive, sensory piece of drama based on ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ Students could interact with the sets , the costumes, the characters and the props as they moved around in a carousel experience. It was thought provoking and interesting and the students engaged really well with the experience.
Students have been involved in a 6 week gardening project. They have engaging with elderly residents at Boldmere Court Care home supporting each other to carry out gardening activities.
Students and residents have enjoyed the project and are excited about the next programme.
On the 16th July 2018, 23 students took part in a residential week at Butlins inBognor Regis supported by staff from the college. This was made possible by the very kind donations of two employers, Karl Ward form Office Recycling Solutions and David Bennett and Caren Duddy from Aecom. During the week the students were encouraged to be as independent as possible, taking care of their own personal needs, budgeting their own money and making decisions for themselves. They also had a fantastic time participating in all the activities Butlins offer and spending time with their friends.
HIVE students took part in a sports diversity day at Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School. The HIVE students answered questions on disability, to help raise awareness and to promote different sports.