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Childcare Students Run Sessions at Local School
Students from Cornwall College St Austell have taken part in an outdoor education open day event at Lostwithiel School recently.
The BTEC National Diploma in Childcare Learning and Development students took an active role in supporting and leading some of the learning activities. The day started with Wake and Shake in the amphitheatre to the Spice Girls and then students split into teams to take turns in activities including using hand saws and hand drills, forest school activities that included using loppers and building dens, orienteering and go kart racing.
Student Ellie Liddle, 17, previously from Penrice Community College said: “It was really great helping with the exciting hands on activities and allowed us to put some of the things we have learnt in the classroom into practice. All of the Lostwithiel students were great and we all really enjoyed it. The go kart activity was my favourite and such a good learning experience for the Lostwithiel students as they had built the go kart in lessons, then had the opportunity to try and test it on the racing track wearing formula one racing suits, great fun.”
Maureen Donaghue, Course Manager, proudly commented: ‘It was amazing for our students to see how resourceful and skilled these young children were at problem solving. It was a great experience for our students to take part and practice the safe management of risk. I was particularly impressed in our students’ ability to lead and implement activities with groups of children that they had no previous contact with. A big well done to all.”
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Mrs Huxley, Head Teacher of Lostwithiel School was very complimentary about the students and commended them on their contribution to the day, saying: “The students are welcome to any future events or for placement experience. I was pleased with how the students performed and impressed with how they were able to put the skills they have learnt on the course into practice.”
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