As part of Woolston Brooks Career Pathway we encourage our young people to volunteer in our local community. This provides them with an opportunity to gain work related skills and also valuable social interactions with different people outside of the school environment. This term a number of pupils have been supporting at Charlie’s Gardening Club at St Roccos. The group are a combination of bereaved volunteers and also patients of the hospice. Our pupils really enjoy working alongside them and work hard for their cup of tea and cake at the end!
The RocOn project is part of our Voluntary and work experience element of the Career Pathway Programme. The pupils were part of the team at St Rocco’s Hospice delivering sessions to year 5 pupils from Meadowside Primary School.
This year our pupils have worked with the the primary pupils to educate them about the hospice and the work it does within the community. It’s part of a 5 week project and each week 10 new pupils from Meadowside come into the Hospice and our pupils support them during the visit.
The feedback from the sessions has been excellent from both the Hospice staff and also the primary pupils. The evidence gained from this experience will form part of their ASDAN Careers and Experiencing Work short course qualification.