Donna works as a Learning Support Assistant at Bucks College Group, Aylesbury campus. Working with young children with additional physical needs, learning needs and difficulties, inspired Donna to help build children's resilience, self belief and mental toughness, in order for them to overcome adversity. We interviewed Donna to find out more about her book 'I Just Do It Differently' and her journey in writing and publishing it in just 2 months!
BrendonCare is a registered charity which runs 10 care homes. One being Chiltern View, a local care home for residents with dementia. BrendonCare approached Maria Soady, the College's Placement Leader for Health & Social Care and Childcare, asking whether our students would like to create Christmas cards for the residents, who would otherwise not receive many.
In 2018-2019, a pilot Nurse Cadet programme was offered to a few students from our Wycombe campus. The Nurse Cadet programme was designed to offer our Health and Social Care students, with aspirations towards Nursing or Allied Health Care professionals, a chance to experience these roles for real, before going to University to continue their training.
We are very pleased to announce that Joe Dixon, a Level 2 Electrical Installation student at our Aylesbury campus, won SPARKS Learner of the Month for October.
Joe entered the competition by submitting a picture to SPARKS magazine of a 3 socket radial circuit, simulating connection to a consumer unit, using Twin and CPC cables.
Our Level 3 Business students were given the challenge of creating an internal digital marketing campaign to promote anti-bullying week and increase awareness about the effects of bullying and how to report it. Students created a multitude of content, including; slideshows for the TV screens across the three campuses, Youtube videos, TikTok videos, as well as digital posters.
Morgan, Liah and Jess are FdA Musical Theatre students at Bucks College Group and second year students at Bucks New Uni. One of their modules required them to devise a community, so together they set up an outreach project aimed at spreading awareness of the negative effects that social media can have, called Keeping it Social. Keeping it Social highlights the severity of cyber bullying and the detrimental effects it has on many young people, encouraging people to think twice before saying or posting something.
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