Students from Milestone School in Gloucester visited local charity Cobalt for a taste of what it’s like to work in fundraising. Students joined the Charity’s volunteer card groups and helped to sort donated greetings cards ready for upcycling. They then spent some time with the Marketing Team to see how the website is managed and learned about the diagnostic imaging equipment the Charity use.
Milestone School is a school for children aged 3-16 with special needs. When the school organise work experience for their students, careful consideration needs to be given to disability, access and individual needs.
Ashton, Brooklyn and Tom, students at Milestone School said “It was a long day. We sell the recycled cards at school for Cobalt and it was good to see how they are made.”
Kirsty Bradbury, Fundraising Engagement Officer, Cobalt said “We really enjoyed having the students here at Cobalt and giving them the opportunity to experience life outside of school and a taster of the routines and tasks in the world of work.”
Janine Smith, Assistant Head Teacher and Enterprise Head of Department said “Removing barriers and enabling our students to visit the workplace is essential in order to prepare them for adult life. Work experience such as this helps us enormously in developing student’s communication skills and enabling them to be understood, problem solve and cope with new experiences.”
As well as working with businesses in the community the school also have a number of facilities that can be hired including a main hall, meeting room space and hydrotherapy pool.
For more information about the school facilities or to offer support as a business, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01452 874000.