Fun and games for the BBC’s Children In Need appeal

Published: November 13, 2020

Telford College staff and students have found creative and colourful ways of raising funds for the BBC’s Children In

Students taking part in a special dance routine on site | Telford College

Students taking part in a special dance routine on site | Telford College

Need appeal.

Activities around campus today included a special dance routine, with many being sponsored to wear pyjamas around campus.

A special piece of wall art was also created out of recycled material to recognise the work done by the charity over the past 40 years.

Early Years students tied this in with their own campaign, called #TalkingTeenagers, which recognises the help and support available at the college.

Working in conjunction with mental health charity Mind, it gives students a buddy – someone to talk to at a time of need. Students have had professional coaching on how to communicate with those needing support.

Emma Lloyd, one of the health and social care students, said: “It’s a really good campaign.

Emma Lloyd | Telford College | Health and Social Care student

Emma Lloyd | Telford College | Early Years student

People my age should be aware of the different support systems available at college and in the community and they should be making use of them.

“It’s not just younger children that need help – it’s teenagers too. Personally, I’ve learned a lot about active listening through my training, which has helped me improve my communication skills.

“It’s better to talk about your problems rather than storing them up and dwelling on them.”

As part of the campaign, Early Years students have created a tree in the learner hub where students can post their thoughts and worries, and

Recycled materials were used to create a Children In Need themed display | Telford College

Recycled materials were used to create a Children In Need themed display | Telford College

be signposted to help and guidance.