Stratford students make a difference while gaining work experience - The Stratford Observer

Stratford students make a difference while gaining work experience

Stratford Editorial 18th Jul, 2019   0

STUDENTS in Stratford have been preparing for life in the working world while supporting The Shakespeare Hospice.

Welcombe Hills School Sixth Form and the charity teamed up on a project which saw four students do work experience at the hospice shop before taking on a sponsored walk to raise money.

They learned skills such as pricing and displaying items and sorting through stock.

Schoolteacher Ann-Marie Blackmore said “We wanted the students to be involved with a project where they could give something back to the community, while learning some new skills at the same time. We have supported the Shakespeare Hospice in the past and were really excited about working in partnership again.”

The sponsored walk saw staff join the students to walk one and a half miles around Bishopton, raising more than £200 for the charity.

Hospice spokeswoman Helen Smith said: “We do a lot of work with different schools in the local area, offering work experience and volunteering opportunities as well as supporting schools in their fundraising endeavors for us.

“It has been a wonderful experience working with the Welcombe Hills students. They have been so positive and enthusiastic and did their sponsored walk on a very hot day.”


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