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Hairdressing students welcomed the local community from Canterbury Umbrella Centre into our on-site hair salon, offering free hair cuts, washes and styling.
Business students raised money for BBC Children in Need by hosting a variety of stalls in the main street. Students sold home made cakes and cookies, jewellery, iced coffees and offered the chance to take part in a raffle and even a karaoke session!
CSVA Graphic Design students created vibrant and eye-catching lanterns that were used in the Canterbury Light Festival throughout the city.
The Early Years, Health and Social Care and Animal Management departments came together to host an Intergenerational Day, welcoming residents from Old Farm Care Home and children from our on-site nursery.
Students ran interactive activities and arts and crafts sessions, as well as introduced some of our animals to the residents and children.
Students hosted a rave to raise money for Cancer Research UK, inviting staff and students for a donate and dance session in the main street.
Health & Social Care students also held a bake sale, raising funds for Mind Charity, supporting mental heath.
Throughout the week, students also had a stall aimed at raising awareness of men's mental health, holding a charity raffle with a variety of prizes, including a hand-crafted dolls knitted and donated by one of the students' grandmother!
Motor Vehicle and Engineering students visited Barham Primary School and Sandwich Junior School, using their skills to help set up 3D printers and create decorations for the Christmas season.
CSVA Art & Design students worked on a project with Aylesham Primary School, creating a vibrant Matisse inspired tapestry to be displayed at the school.
Travel and Tourism students completed a beach clean at Sandwich Bay, to help make the coastal area a cleaner and safer place for the local community.
CSVA Fashion and Textiles students worked on a project to help people experiencing homelessness in Canterbury. They use recycled, cleaned crisp packets and constructed blankets with them to help out in the winter months.
Public Services students visited Betteshanger Country Park, near Deal, as part of their Social Action project. Students helped to refresh the play area and maintain the assault course obstacles.
The Built Environment department hosted a charity football match with staff and learners playing in the Sports Hall in aid of Leukeamia UK. The event was a great success and all players donated money to the charity.
Plumbing students created Christmas decorations made from recycled copper, which were sold to students and staff by the Foundation Learning department.
A group of Public Services students visited Maurice House, a care home for veterans, to socialise with the residents, listen to their stories and help wrap Christmas presents in preparation for the festive season.
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