Busy baking for local cats’ and dogs’ home

28 January 2020 | College News

Skills Development students have been busy raising money for a local charity as part of a community engagement project. 

The students, who are all on the Preparing for Work and Life programme, were tasked with coming up with a fundraising event as part of their course. The students picked nearby Gables Farm Dogs & Cats Home to support and decided on holding a cake sale.

After deciding to hold a cake sale, the  students embarked on mass baking session and made 120 cakes to be sold the following day in reception.

The stall saw a steady stream of customers throughout the morning, but in a bid to drum up further sales, the students went in search of business by taking the cakes to buyers around the College. 

Michael Dugdale, a lecturer on the programme, said: “Students on this programme need to plan and orchestrate a charity event. We spent most of Thursday afternoon baking the cakes ready for Friday’s sale, and I am very proud of how the students conducted themselves throughout the process. They all agreed on what they wanted to do and on their support for Gables.”

The Preparing for Work and Life programme is designed to support young people with mild to moderate learning difficulties. Developed to help students gain an insight into College life, the course provides a transition from school to further education.

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