Childcare and Health and Social Care Learners raise money for Children in Need

18 Nov 2020 Childcare and Health and Social Care Learners

This year, for Children in Need, Childcare and Health and Social Care students decided to take on a number of challenges in order to raise money.

They participated in the Pudsey portrait artist of the year competition and the learner who receives the most likes on Teams for their masterpiece will receive a medal! Learners also worked on a Children in Need TikTok dance and made board games online, which they converted into printed versions, ready to be used in industry placements.

Students produced story books online, using a story book creator and also took part in a sponsored sleep! Those taking part had to find a safe but funny place to sleep at home and submit pictures of it in order to be sponsored. Unusual sleeping spots included the car and under a table!

Childcare and Health and Social Care Lecturer, Jessica John, said:

"The impact of recent events on children and young people across Britain, six months after the UK went into lockdown due to COVID-19, have been traumatic and again we face the same issues due to the second lockdown. This year has been hard for us all, but for many children and young people already vulnerable or at risk, life over the last few months has become even harder. That’s why the Childcare and Health and Social Care and Childcare students felt that this year more than ever we needed to fundraise and support CIN to help all of the children in the UK. The students have done amazingly to think of new and adapted COVID-safe ways to raise money."

Fundraising is still going on and a grand total will be announced very soon.