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Despite the lockdown it has been busy at the College with staff and students continuing with fantastic projects, here are just a few examples of what has been happening.

Sewing Sisters

Three members of staff have spent their time during lockdown getting creative and have made batches of PPE .
Debs Sibilla, tutor, Robyn Powley, learning support, and Belinda Wolfendale, nurse, have made 1600 face masks and 1000 headbands between them to help keep key workers safe during the pandemic.

1000 masks were sent to the Salutem head office for use by the families of front-line workers within the company. The remaining 600 masks and 1000 headbands were then shared between other key worker organisations including Lancaster Royal Infirmary, Great Ormond Street and St John’s Hospice.

Pam Murphy, Principal said: “This is a wonderful act of compassion and selflessness from Debs, Robyn and Belinda. ”

John Godden, CEO, said: “The staff who have made this PPE for key workers and their families are a shining example of everything we stand for at Salutem. We are always teaching our service users about the importance of compassion and generosity. Debs, Robyn and Belinda have exceeded all expectations by producing more than 2500 units of PPE throughout the current pandemic, they should be incredibly proud of themselves.”

 

Accessible Grounds Project

Students and staff have been working hard to create new accessible paths in the college grounds. Once it’s finished chair users will be able to safely reach the very top of the garden without too much effort.

There is even a new accessible nature walk at the top, which is quite flat and wide.

Along these new paths you will also find enclosed learning spaces we call Learning Zones. At each zone you can try an activity, such as fire lighting, whittling, tree swinging, puzzles, nature studies, or furniture making. There will also be an orienteering course throughout the grounds, so you can follow a map and try to find each orange marker.

We’ve achieved a lot of the last few weeks, but remember this is all still work in progress. We look forward to working with Forest Schools and John Muir students in September to develop these spaces further.

 

 

Photography

These incredible photos were taken by Jadhaan, one of our 3rd Year students who is currently at his home in the Cayman Islands. He was quick to respond to the tutor’s home learning photography task!