Salisbury 6th Form students helping community through Covid-19

Salisbury 6th Form students helping community through Covid-19

Published at 5:45am 5th May 2020.

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They've been posting health and fitness ideas on social media, as well as volunteering around the city.

S6C's principal has said he's 'incredibly proud' of how the students have been doing their bit during the lockdown.

Throughout May, the sports department is encouraging people to step up their health and fitness, and raise some money for the NHS too.

A new challenge is being posted on their Instagram account each day with an idea to boost our health and happiness: 

Other challenges have included taking part in the 5K 'Run for Heroes' initiative, doing a good deed for someone in your neighbourhood or making sugar-free flapjacks.

Sports teacher Emma Thompson says:

"It's so important for everyone to look after their physical and mental health right now so hopefully this challenge will help to give everyone some new fun ideas of things to try out each day! It would be great to see students and the local community getting involved and sharing their attempts so we can all stay connected, happy and healthy during the lockdown."

STUDENTS SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY 

Salisbury 6th Form students have been doing their bit to help the national effort to tackle coronavirus too. 

Some of them have been completing their full college programme whilst working in care homes, working and volunteering at the hospital, and even joining the first responder unit. 

Alice has been helping out at a care home and says:

"During this crisis I'm continuing my studies by logging onto video calls, attending all the lessons I can while attempting to maintain some normality. In terms of helping my community I'm continuing going to work at a dementia care home on the weekends, however I am picking up extra shifts to help out and keep all residents company. I think it's important to carry on trying to support anyone who is struggling with this unusual time and let them know they are not alone. We can get through it if we all work together." 

Salisbury 6th Form College Tollgate Road Salisbury
The Salisbury 6th Form community has been working hard during the Covid-19 crisis

S6C have also been providing essential services in supermarkets and helping with childcare at home. 

Lessons have been ongoing for Salisbury 6th Form students using online services. 

Principal Simon Firth says:

"We're doing online quizzes, interactive lessons with Jamboard and even running our Clubs & Societies programme with online versions of Gaming Society, Film Club and sporting activities. Our Tutorial Programme is also continuing online with tutors meeting with students via Google Meet where they discuss targets, attendance and wellbeing.

"Student engagement has been high and one student said 'I enjoy online lessons as it enables us to crack on with work in our own comfortable environment and work in our own way', while another said 'It's been great so far but I miss being with my friends and classmates'."

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