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Duke of Edinburgh Award

The DofE Award celebrates it’s 60th Anniversary this year at the same time as our students are aiming to become the first Lifeworks College students to complete their Silver DofE Awards. Students have recently completed their practice expedition for their Awards. They have walked on the edge of Dartmoor and completed activities for 3 days with 2 nights camping in-between. Students put-up and camped in individual tents and helped with the cooking the evening meal each evening. The group will complete their Qualifying Expedition in July.

To complete their Awards students have learnt to Rock’n’Roll dance for their skill, volunteered with the gardeners on the Dartington Estate (which will continue through the Summer) and completed a regular, weekly physical activity.

Independence Skills

Students have had the opportunity to cook their lunches at College over the last few terms. The aim is for them to prepare meals that they could independently prepare at home. The lunches have ranged from omelettes to poached eggs on toast. Students have had to consider different choices available (what flavour soup?), how long it takes to heat-up and what crockery to use.

Green Belt

The College have been working with Cavanna Homes as their development will be affecting the land around the Lescaze buildings where the College is based. Cavanna manage the maintenance of their outside spaces through an organisation called Greenbelt Group. We have recently been offered a maintenance contract by Greenbelt in Plymouth which helps to expand our Garden Project. We are currently investigating the possibility of developing our Garden Project into a Social Enterprise which will run alongside Lifeworks Charity.

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