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Earlier this month, Level 2 Catering students from the Aylesbury Campus of Buckinghamshire College Group worked with their Tutors to produce food for the homeless people of Aylesbury in partnership with St Mary`s Church. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the annual homeless Christmas Day dinner hosted by St Mary’s Church is not able go ahead, so the College worked on alternatives. It was decided that food boxes containing typical Christmas Fayre would be delivered instead.

The Department of Education has recently announced the availability of funding to support students whose learning was disrupted as a result of the COVID pandemic. 

Book Cover

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!

Students' Painting on Classroom Wall

On the 26th and 27th of October, ten of our Level 1 and 2 Art students, and their tutor, Lorraine Hockley, braved the elements to take part in the first community art project of the academic year. 

Students' Anti-Bullying Campaign

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.

Students With Christmas Cards

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.

Photo of Nurse Cadets Completing PPE Training

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. 

Photo of Joe Dixon

 

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. 

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