Getting out in the community was aim

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STUDENTS have been getting out and about across the community.

Pupils from Felpham Community College have become a regular sight at a range of organisations as they complete the final part of their health and social care BTEC course.

Last week, a group of Year 11 students visited Hollymead Care Home in Felpham where they spent time chatting to the residents about their everyday lives.

As well as interviewing staff about daily routines and care home organisation, it was an opportunity for students to experience care in action.

Some Year 12 students also visited 4Sight. The charity is based in Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, but assists visually-impaired people across West Sussex.

Teacher Rachel Greenland said:“Felpham Community College looks forward to working with 4SIGHT and Hollymead in the future.

“Our students have enjoyed being out in the community and seeing how what they learn in lessons relates to real-life situations and people.

“The trips have definitely given them food for thought.

“The Year 12 students 
have also pledged to include 4Sight as a nominated charity in the next fundraising opportunity at school.”

During their time at 4SIGHT, the students received presentations from chief executive Martin Pearson and centre manager Bev Tinson.

They also participated in some simulation exercises to understand how visually impaired people manage day-to-day tasks.

The day concluded with a thorough investigation of the products available to visually-impaired users which helped cement the students’ understanding of what the charity offers to the many people it helps.