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Sumaiyah and Luke make light work of their work placements!

As part of our inspiring tailor-made curriculum for young people with additional needs, My Life Learning offer a wide range of work experience and supported internships, both of which take place off site.

Learner Sumaiyah has made amazing progress during her weekly work experience at Barnardo’s. Despite initially being slightly hesitant to make decisions for herself, after building up good relationships with Barnardo’s staff and her support, she is now working more independently and showing a good level of confidence whilst she completes her tasks.

Teaching Assistant Nichola Aspinall says:

“It has been lovely to see Sumaiyah develop and flourish within a real working environment – the positive attitude she now has towards work should be celebrated!”

Luke Unsworth has also been performing brilliantly during his work placement at The Grange Community Gardens in Preston. Luke has been given a wide variety of gardening tasks to complete by manager Chris, including planting tomato plants, wildflowers, potatoes, peas, spreading manure(!) weeding and edging.

Learning Support Jane Crompton says of Luke:

“The Grange has proved a great placement for Luke. It’s a very welcoming and relaxing space that is used by many volunteers and has a real community feel about it. Luke has been enthusiastic about his placement. We have been working a lot on increasing Luke’s attention and independence when completing tasks. This is an area Luke is improving in and he had a great session re-planting 16 tomato plants recently, almost entirely independently (from sorting different varieties to making sure they were firmly bedded in). I was very proud of him.”

Alongside Luke, My Life Learning’s off-site horticulture group have also been tending to The Grange Community Gardens – showing that we have a wealth of very talented green fingers on hand!

If you would like to learn more about My Life Learning’s work experience and supported internships please email info@my-life.org.uk or call 01257 472 900.

Sumaiyah and Luke make light work of their work placements!

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