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QE students help local residencies bloom

Date Posted: 24/08/2018 | Posted In: Latest news

A group of Travel and Tourism, and Interact Club students from QE have joined forces with housing charity, Abbeyfield, to carry out a gardening project for its residents. The organisation, established in 1956, provides care and accommodation for elderly people, and the students were delighted to get involved and help spruce up their gardens. Together with the residents, they created and installed several hanging baskets, planters and other accessories which can be used around the property.

Student, Amy Middlemiss, comments: ‘It was a really enjoyable afternoon, we listened to the residents as they told us how life at school was for them when they were young and they were surprised when we explained how much the education system has changed’. Nancy Wall, Course Leader for Travel and Tourism and Interact Club Co-Ordinator at QE adds: ‘Working with Abbeyfield has been a great experience for our students. They have been able to develop both their communication and practical skills, and the residents thoroughly enjoyed sharing their stories of life at school. We are looking forward to visiting again in the future’.