Young people have been deeply affected by the pandemic which in many ways has forced them to adapt to new ways of learning at schools, colleges and universities across the country.
Students at Stanmore College have taken this in their stride and have taken on new opportunities alongside the new way of learning.
This includes a great deal of fundraising hosted by students at the college to ensure a range of charities are supported during this difficult time.
The Stanmore Early Years’ students ran an annual ‘Duck Race’ sweepstake to raise money for BBC Children In Need and the success of this event spurred on other students to take part in their own fundraising activities, such a sponsored walk for Great Ormond Street Hospital and a Christmas card collection for St Luke’s Hospice.
This Christmas card collection would involve families and friends donating the money they would normally spend on cards to St Luke’s Hospice and instead sending an email to send Christmas wishes.
One student has also made the most of the opportunity to undertake a remote work experience placement amidst the confusing time of the pandemic.
A spokesperson for Stanmore College said: “Stanmore student, Pranay Bhatt, was delighted to secure remote work experience with a worldwide leader in I.T., networking and cybersecurity solutions, Cisco.
“During this period the student took part in a wide variety of sessions with the business and technological sector, undertook new tasks and received first person perspectives on Cisco employees’ roles prior to the pandemic and now.
“The opportunity also provided an insight into a wide range of different career routes and opportunities that Cisco provide within the business and technological fields. Pranay was immensely grateful to Cisco for providing such invaluable and inspirational experience.”