Community Day proves big success as students encounter wild boars, get busy in the kitchen and build bird boxes.
Students and staff were out in force around east Kent from clearing out boar enclosures in Herne to rebuilding radio stations in Dover.
The College’s bi-annual Community Day is now a firm fixture in the academic calendar and is a true celebration of social engagement.
Catering students at Broadstairs campus made delicious food parcels for the homeless charity Porchlight, and the Salvation Army in Ramsgate.
Carpentry students had the bright idea of building and selling ‘bug hotels’ which are wooden structures designed to house wildlife from hedgehogs to ladybirds.Proceeds from the sale will all go to charity and was also a true test of skills developed during their time at college.
In Dover talented engineering students helped rebuild the Dover Radio Club's radio stations, using their skills to repair and strengthen the frame. The campus motor vehicle students also performed basic maintenance and winter checks on cars for their community project.
Plumbing students got their hands dirty by renovating and improving the Age UK Day Centre for the summer.
At our Folkestone campus, construction students made bat and bird boxes for a local wildlife charity to coincide with National Bird Week.
The catering students put on an afternoon tea for mental health charity, Headway and staff from the charity and the Mayor of Folkestone were invited along.
Shepway District Council were pleased to have the assistance of painting and decorating students who pitched in to spruce up the town's benches.
Health and social students visited the Age UK day centres for a crafting session focused around Valentine’s Day.