College lights up in lockdown

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Cornwall College St Austell has paid tribute to the NHS and key workers with a special light installation.

The campus turns blue and white every evening at 11pm, the blue signalling support for the NHS and the white corner is to show a ‘beacon of hope’ for everyone and outwardly show that together everyone will get through this, at this difficult time.

Head of Cornwall College St Austell, Mark Wardle, said everyone working at the College wanted to “show our appreciation as a college for the NHS staff and key workers”.

“Their dedication to serving the community in this unprecedented situation is so valued by all of us at St Austell,” he continued.

Staff are working with learners online to ensure they are gaining the knowledge they need to excel in their courses and onto careers, which has led to a new way of working, according to Mark.

“We have all had to adapt and I couldn’t be prouder of the team at Cornwall College for the incredible response to this situation,” he explained.

“They are volunteering, creating protective equipment, delivering online lessons and delivering key items of equipment to those that need it.

“We are looking to ensure that all our learners will be in a position, with the skills required, to make a positive contribution to the community.”

Keeping the online theme going, Cornwall College St Austell is hosting a virtual open day for all 16-18 school leavers on Thursday 14th May 5-7pm.

Hosted online, prospective learners and their families can learn more about the wide range of full time courses on offer at the College, as well as learning about some of the new programmes for September 2020 including Childcare, Health & Social Care and Business.

Potential students will receive a welcome from the Head of College and course tutors will be sharing information about the courses available and the support potential students can expect to receive.

To register to attend the event please go to