Vocational Students Hold Hidden Disabilities Awareness Day

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Vocational Students Hold Hidden Disabilities Awareness Day

Vocational Students Hold Hidden Disabilities Awareness Day

Posted: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 13:26

Vocational Students Hold Hidden Disabilities Awareness Day

On Monday 19th April the students at Sense College Loughborough held a Hidden Disabilities Awareness Day. This was organised by the students in the Vocational bubble as part of their Award in Employability Skills qualification. The students worked together as a team to plan, organise and run the event. The event included a film made by the students about the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme and demonstrated the benefits of wearing the sunflower lanyard.

Students also decorated the College reception with an assortment or individually handcrafted sunflowers, giving the students an opportunity to show off their creative skills. The students also made all the sunflower themed cakes and sunflower badges.

For the event each bubble had their own pre-made pack that included cakes, sunflower badges, lanyards, sunflower bookmarks and sunflower plants, as well as sunflower arts and craft that they could try during the event. All students were able to have a cake and a drink for a £1 donation and they also received a Sunflower Scheme lanyard if they wanted one.

The event was a great success and all the students and staff in each bubble enjoyed the cakes and different crafts. The College raised £50 which will be donated to the ChildLine charity, as decided by the Vocational Students.

As well as having fun, and raising money for charity, the students in the Vocational bubble also gained valuable teamworking and communication skills. Hopefully, these skills will be put into practice in their future work placements, as well as in their next steps.

Tags: Autism Awareness, Fundraiser, Hidden Disabilities, Special Education, Sunflower Scheme, Vocational