School & College Engagement

Engaging with Further Education

This project has grown out of the work started at St Nicholas Church in Sutton.

No volunteering was possible during 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But prior to that, the project had weekly volunteers from a class of young adults with learning difficulties.

The project started again in October 2021. The participants are SEND students from Carshalton College. They are 16+ and developing skills for work.

From September 2022 we will also start working with students from Orchard Hill College.

Ecumenical and Community based

The FE students worked on a variety of different projects. These include helping to create the Dr George Rice Community Garden and helping the Welsh welsh Presbyterian Chapel in Lind Road create a small garden at the rear of the chapel. Other tasks will be helping plant bulbs on road verges and delivering leaflets in the SM1 4 postcode area.

See also: Southwark Diocesan Board of Education: Framework for Engaging with Further Education.