Independent Living Skills students from North Shropshire College’s Walford Campus travelled to the Birmingham NEC to take part in The Skills Show 2015. The students were invited to showcase some of the skills they use to create items for an enterprise project; the College’s stand was based on pyrography, the art of decorating wood or leather with burn marks. The students produce Christmas decorations using this technique. The students also involved visitors, asking them to draw their designs.
Anna Thomas, Independent Living Skills lecturer, commented ‘The event was a fantastic opportunity for the learners to improve their communication and social skills and showcase their skills and talents, the learners did an excellent job of running the stand independently and involving visitors by asking them to draw their designs.’
George Howells, one of the students running the stand, commented ‘I enjoyed showing people how to make the decorations and getting them to draw the pattern they wanted onto the wood.’ Another student, Molly Warr, also commented ‘It was nice to meet new people and show them our skills.’
You can also contact Independent Living Skills lecturer, Anna Thomas, on 01939 262135 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.