Sixth Form students started a new off-site provision this term at The Hub in Eastville, Yeovil.
Fairmead has joined forces with The Hub so that our students can benefit from its life skills development programme.
The Hub also runs a Scrap Store from The Courtyard Cafe in town, which is also owned by The Hub. At the Scrap Store you can fill your basket with recycled materials for £5 and use them for craft projects. Our students are already starting to think about things they would like to make for Halloween and Christmas. Today we had a go at making Christmas stars; some turned out really well.
Also today students took a short walk into town and visited The Courtyard Cafe for a piece of Rocky Road made by the Hub members and teas and coffees. They also were given a guided tour of the kitchen and store by our learning mentor Emma.
Personalised Learning is at the the core of what The Hub has to offer, so students will be able to learn things as diverse as web design, housekeeping and administration, customer service, cooking, gardening, production, retail, marketing, mentoring and painting and decorating. The ultimate aim is that our students will go on to find paid employment in the community where they live. Student Phoebe Fox said: ‘I can’t wait to start making things to sell for Halloween, but I think Christmas is too far away to start work on that yet!’