The College is proud that it has managed to stay open throughout the lockdown and continues to provide much needed support for our students and their families.
Although changes have had to be made to some aspects of the College provision, we have continued to offer a level of consistency and ensured that students remained positively engaged in activities.
In addition to adhering to the general hygiene, social distancing, and PPE measures put in place across all of Ludlow Street Healthcare’s services, the College has had to restrict external student outings and parental visits in line with government guidance.
However as restrictions are easing we are now able to offer carefully controlled and risk-assessed visit opportunities and are expanding our external student outings to include more low-risk locations.
At the end of June all staff and students were tested for COVID-19, and everyone tested negative. Staff continue to undergo fortnightly testing.
We are delighted to be planning our 2020 annual Prom Night and Awards Day ceremony, although both will be adapted to meet safety guidelines.
What the students have been getting up to:
- Students have chosen the theme of ‘Festival’ for their Prom this year, and are busily working on preparations for different ‘festival zones’
- One of the students has been working super hard in the polytunnel , and we are already seeing bumper crops of fruit and veg
- Students created a virtual art gallery to celebrate World Autism Week and raised over £100 for Autism Wellbeing Cymru
- The College students were very excited to be asked to provide ‘home activity packs’ for local children in conjunction with Sully Hub. They put together puzzles, colouring books, activities, and crafts to keep the children busy.
- SG and his team made a huge ‘stay home, stay safe’ rainbow poster to go outside the College.
- At the start of lockdown students planned their own movies around the new hygiene and social distancing rules.
- At a time when a lots of people are feeling very anxious, some of the students came up with their own visual calm poem