King’s Lynn home hosts tea by students

College of West Anglia students afternoon tea ANL-141017-134230001
College of West Anglia students afternoon tea ANL-141017-134230001
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Afternoon tea for residents at Emmerich Court in Lynn was provided by these eight students from the College of West Anglia.

They are part of the Level 1 SEA (Social & Entrepreneurial Action) group and arranged the entire event including baking the cakes for the day, at the sheltered housing complex for elderly residents.

The students had previously delivered letters to the residents inviting them to attend this social event, and some 15 residents went along, sharing stories and ideas for future events. Tea and cakes were served up by the students who then cleaned up after the event.

Course director, Sue Porter, said: “I’m very proud of the students, as they organised the whole event from start to finish, with very little input from the tutors.

“The plan is to put on more events during the course of the year, involving the community.”

SEA is a new Level 1 course which provides learners with the opportunity to develop social awareness and enterprise skills both in and out of the classroom. The course provides opportunities to experience either work placement or volunteering such as retail in shops and market stalls, and the aim is to firmly provide the learners with the necessary experiences that will help them gain employment or skills to progress on to a relevant Level 2 course.