Cornwall College St Austell students rewarded some of Cornish Hospice care staff for all of their hard work this week by attending the hospice to give the staff a range of complementary therapy treatments.
The students voluntarily attended the hospice on January 27th outside of course time and treated the well deserving staff with a range of treatments including reflexology, back, neck and shoulder massage, aromatherapy and full body massage.
Lecturer Sally Marlow commented: “I feel it is a very valuable experience for our learners to be given the opportunity to work in a variety of situations such as this. All learners worked extremely hard and gave something back to the amazing hospice staff.”
The trip comes about after Angela Anderson, who works as a nurse and complementary therapist at the hospice, came to the college last year to talk about doing the job within a hospice setting and invited the class along to try for real.
The students seemed to get as much out of the experience as the hospice staff themselves. One of the students, Linda King, said: “The clients were very welcoming and happy to receive treatments and really welcomed us being there. I really enjoyed the experience and would very much like to return.”
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College, said: “These hands-on practical classes are essential for enhancing students’ learning and I’m sure that the knowledge gained will be reflected in their future assignments. It is great to see our students out in the community giving something back to a really deserving cause.”
To find out more about the hospice or to make a donation please visit http://www.cornish-hospices.co.uk/. To make an appointment to have a treatment of your own at Cornwall College please call 01726 226731, the students will only be too happy to help.
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