As part of #LoveOurColleges week, we have been asking our staff members to tell us why extra funding from the government would benefit our students and communities.
Our Careers Coordinator, Michael Guymer, was happy to share his thoughts:
"Schools and Colleges are more than just a place of education. For many years they have been an integral part of local communities. With correct funding Colleges and schools are able to offer additional part time courses, many relevant to the community or what local residents have requested.
These courses could attract the elderly, vulnerable or isolated residents. The courses alongside study offer people to develop social skills and interact with the community possible making new friends and meeting like-minded social groups.
Colleges should be facilitating non educational enrichment activities, many sporting groups could work from the college and Social events like coffee mornings. The college already hosts the Remembrance parade in November which brings into the college elderly ex veterans and their families.
The young people attending the college are able to meet these groups giving them an understanding of others hopefully develop tolerance and understanding improving community harmony."