“One Stop” to Success!

“One Stop” to Success!

Heart of Worcestershire College’s Horizons students celebrated the end of their ‘World of Work’ experience with a donation to Redditch Nightstop; a charity providing a unique service, working with 16-25 year olds to reduce the number of young people experiencing homelessness.

To raise the money students sold shares and opened their ‘Horizons One Stop Shop’. In the shop they sold sweets, stationery, Christmas gifts, held plant sales and baked cakes to order. The business was wound up this week with shareholders receiving dividends that were double the initial share investment.

Speaking about the students experience, Personal Learning Coach, Annette Gardner, said:

“The Horizons students that worked on the project all gained a real insight into the running of business. I am very proud of our student’s achievements. It was a very positive, enjoyable and inclusive activity.’

The students raised a total of £384.16 which enabled the group to purchase small white goods, cleaning products and make a cash donation of £60 to the young person’s charity. The items will be distributed to young people when they move into their own accommodation giving them a helping hand at a difficult time.

Susan Sadler and Sarah Delaney from Redditch Nightstop received the goods with thanks and appreciation of the students’ hard work.

For more information about our Horizons courses please visit our website: www.howcollege.ac.uk

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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