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Stockley Supports: Green Corridor College

20.03.24

As part of the Stockley Supports program, occupiers enjoyed a charity day at Green Corridor College. The team was welcomed to the college by CEO David Welch, who explained the amazing work the staff achieve for their students and how impactful volunteer groups can be for the team.

Young adults, aged 16-25, with special educational needs attend the college to specialize in catering or horticulture. The study program also includes life skills that promote confidence and independence, and will help them with the next stage of their lives, be that employment, a supported internship or social care. The college organises work placements for students to attend weekly, with placements providing the young adults with the opportunity to experience a work environment, working with different people, and an understanding of how to complete tasks such as shredding, making tea, and putting document packs together.

“Thank you so much to all the amazing volunteers who gave up their time last week. Our Learners are already using the new raised beds in their lessons, and they love the colourful willow that you planted. They will enjoy learning about pruning later on in the year once it has grown. We couldn’t do what we do without volunteers, and we are so grateful”

David Welch CEO, Green Corridor College

As well as providing work placement and volunteering opportunities, Stockley Park is also working with the college to allow their classes to attend the park for Travel Training. Small groups attend the site at regular intervals to enjoy the park’s environment whilst learning how to walk safely next to a body of water and how to cross a road using a pedestrian crossing.

Stockley Park volunteers were split into working groups and completed many projects throughout the day, including:

  • Weeding
  • Planting trees
  • Clearing raised beds
  • Planting vegetables
  • Mowing a lawn
  • Painting the inside of the counseling shed.

As way of thanks, the college provided everyone with a very much welcomed homemade lunch of lasagna, arancini balls, salad, and cakes.

“I had an amazing time at Green Corridor College. It was lovely to hear about what the college does and how the staff support their students in their learning and development. It was great fun painting the counselling shed and gardening. Thank you for having us and for the delicious lunch!”

Sara Conti, Suntory Food & Beverage GB&I

Stockley Supports provides occupiers of Stockley Park the opportunity to give back to the local community, whether through volunteering activities at local charities, litter picking the surrounding areas, or donating to the annual donation drive over the Christmas period.