Community raises £250 for new playground

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

151007 Website Community PlaygroundEarly Years students at Seevic, located in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, are very excited thave this addition within their study. Becky Little, 16 who previously attended Castle View School, said: “I will gain hands on experience of how children develop and play within a group and individually”.With this money the College plans to further connect with the community by providing a safe playing environment for young children.

 

 The College currently has a smallarea where local pre-schools are invited to play, however the funding will now enable this to be expanded to make more room for more activities. Students will be able to learn valuable skills which will make them more employable including; completing risk assessments, watching children develop and implementing how to involve children in activities.

After finding out the amount which Seevic would receive student Gemma Mitchell, 16, who previously attended James Hornsby School, said: “Having the playground will help expand my knowledge and allow me to put theory into practise.”Becky and Gemma both study BTEC Level 3 Childrens Learning Play and Development at Seevic College.Local pre-schools have been invited to come in and allow their children to use the College’s facilities, including: outdoor space for growing plants, tables for picnics and space for painting.The Waitrose Community Matters scheme has been in place since 2008 and has donated over £14 million to local charities. They help to raise money for those who are looking to help the community to come together as one.

The College’s first Open Evening of 2015-16 will take place on Tuesday 6 October, 6-9pm.

Potential Students who pre-register at www.seevic-college.ac.uk  and attend will be entered in to a competition to win a number of prizes, including tickets to V Festival 2016. 

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