Learners at Lewisham College on the Supported Learning programmes hosted a Christmas fair last week to help raise funds for the new sensory room project and celebrate their achievements this term.
At the event, attendees were able to choose from a range of products created by the learners, including Christmas-themed artwork, cards, decorations, lavender bags, and wreaths. They also had a chance to participate in a Tombola raffle.
Asfa Sohail, Principal at Lewisham College, said: "At Lewisham College, we endeavour to provide a supportive environment for all our learners. It has been fantastic to see all the Christmas-themed arts and crafts that the learners have created for this year’s Christmas fair, and I am proud that we can celebrate the excellent work of the learners on the Supported Learning programmes.”
Cjay Brien, a Supported Learning learner said: “We are raising money for our new sensory room and to celebrate our hard work this term. We have made art inspired by Christmas, the winter season, and cold-weather animals. My favorite part of creating the artwork was choosing the initial designs.”
The Christmas fair was an enormous success, and the funds raised will go towards the sensory room and new arts and crafts materials for the learners to use in future creative projects.
The sensory room will provide learners with disabilities a specially designed, quiet, safe space in which they can interact with the world around them, helping the learners to build confidence, improve focus and develop communication skills.
To learn more about the Supported Learning programmes offered at Lewisham College and the opportunities available to students, visit lewisham.ac.uk/supported-learning