Students on our Pathways programme have been busy putting their teamwork skills to good work and in the process raising funds for a popular local charity. Since last October the six students have coordinated a number of fundraising activities raising £125.00 which was recently presented to Giles Hattingley, Fundraising Manager for Help for Heroes.
The vocational programme includes a unit where the students work together as part of a team. The students decided that as a team, they would organise a raffle which included sourcing all the prizes and selling of the tickets. Local businesses such as the Body Shop, Sainsbury, Waitrose and Marks and Spencer were visited and kindly donated gifts. The Hawk Conservancy, Lights Theatre, Finkley Down Farm and the Army Air Corps Museum all donated complimentary tickets having been contacted in writing by the students. The students also had some gifts and event tickets donated by the College. Working their way around the campus, approaching staff and students, they sold numerous tickets which generated the £125.00.
Lecturer Eveline Attwood said: “Organising a successful raffle required the students to draw on much of what they have learned this year. They worked incredibly well as a team and contacting locally business, many of which supported the initiative, proved a huge boost to their confidence. This year’s Pathway students are all progressing onto a Level 1 vocational course of their choice within the College.”
Andover Pathways is a one year course which provides learners with a personalised learning programme offering a selection of different vocational pathways including Motor Vehicle, Construction, Childcare, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. Pathways is ideal for students looking to progress on to a Level 1 course and is describes as the ‘building blocks’ for a student’s future.