Staff and learners at Lewisham College came together to celebrate Colleges Week 2021, shining a light on the remarkable work Further Education colleges do. Part of the Association of Colleges’ ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign, the Week showcases the support colleges offer to learners and their local communities to help them gain the skills and qualifications they need to achieve their career goals.
During the week, a series of events and activities took place where learners showcased their work, put on a runway show to celebrate Black culture and organised a clothes donation for the Napier Barracks charity. ESOL students also had the opportunity to walk 'The Walk' with Little Amal puppet refugee to show their support to refugees in Lewisham and across the capital.
As part of the celebrations, the College also hosted a Community Open Day to connect learners and Lewisham residents to local community organisations and give them an opportunity to receive careers information, advice, and guidance to help them unlock their potential.
At the event, attendees participated in 'Have a Go' course taster sessions, visited exhibitions of students' work, and had the chance to meet exhibitors from Brockley Society, Lewisham Youth Theatre, Community Connections, Lewisham Local, Millwall Football Club, Metropolitan Police, and many more.
Tasmin Bacchos, Volunteer at Community Connections Lewisham, said: "The Community Day is a fantastic initiative to bring the borough closer and showcase the support and services we offer to residents. We look forward to working with Lewisham College to continue supporting learners and local residents."
Kuacrica David, IT learner at Lewisham College, said: "I've had a great experience at Lewisham College. I've learned so much, and it's great to find out about my options and the support available to me; so I can continue working towards my goals."
Watch our Colleges Week highlights here