Coventry councillors take part in ‘wheelchair experience’ at Hereward College

Coventry councillors take part in ‘wheelchair experience’ at Hereward College1

Sheila Fleming (Principal) with student Jodie Mander and Councillor Richard Male

Local councillors joined Hereward students yesterday (Monday) to take part in a ‘wheelchair experience’ to get a taste of some of the frustrations and issues faced by young people with disabilities.

The students discussed some of the key areas which affect them and took Councillors Patricia Seamen, Pete Male and Richard Brown on a challenging tour around the grounds of the Tile Hill based college visiting all areas including the sports hall, therapies department, classrooms and residential accommodation.

Coventry councillors take part in ‘wheelchair experience’ at Hereward College2

L-R: Dayna Donnelly (Learning Mentor); Councillor Richard Brown, Jordan Burns (sitting), Louise Evans, Joshua Grant, Jessica Wragg, Councillor Richard Male (sitting), Jade Green, Councillor Patricia Seamen, Jodie Mander (sitting), Nicholas Brennan, Sheila Fleming (Principal)

Sheila Fleming, Principal at Hereward College says:

“It is has been a fantastic opportunity for the councillors to find out more about the lives of the young people at Hereward and what we do to prepare them for the next stage of their lives.

They gained a real insight into a whole range of challenges our young people face on a daily basis in order to get the education and equality they deserve.”

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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