Communication proves key for caring students

Posted: 15-05-2019 - 84 view(s)


All the hard work our Health and Social Care students have been putting in to their studies is paying off.

Our first year students have received their certificates for successfully completing units in developing effective communications and coping with change.

For their effective communications unit assessment, the class split up into smaller groups and went out in to the local community during the festive period. The students had to coordinate their visit to a specific community group and activity entirely themselves, helping them gain key skills about organisation and communication.

Our cohort split into three groups and each carried out a different visit; one to Norton Rainbows, the second to Billingham Children’s Day Nursery, and the third to Billingham South Community Primary School.

Holly and Hannah visited the Norton Rainbows and helped the children put together their Christmas wish to send to Santa and create their own Christmas decorations. Both Holly and Hannah volunteer on a regular basis at the Norton Rainbows group and greatly enjoy working with children. Holly hopes to work as a psychology teacher in the future, and Hannah has aspirations of becoming a nurse.

At the Billingham Day Nursery it was all about making Christmas cards and playing festive games. Emily, Holly, Jessica and Kezia put in a lot of work to make sure all the materials were prepped beforehand, and liaised directly with the nursery staff leading up to the visit.

Lily, Hannah, Ellie, Beth and Holly put on a reindeer bag workshop for the Billingham South Community Primary School. In the lead up to the activity they also put a lot of time in to prepping their materials beforehand.

Jenny, head of Health and Social Care at Bede Sixth Form, commended the students for working to such a high standard. She said: “I’m very proud of the entire cohort – they had to organise and coordinate their visits and activities themselves. They had to find the opportunity and plan all aspects, and then work together to bring all the required materials and elements together. They’ve all worked really hard and had excellent feedback from their hosts.”

Well done guys! Keep up the great work.

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