Nuneaton campus

College students and those attending a ‘mini school’ at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College’s Nuneaton Campus have created a stunning window display to brighten up the college and bring a smile to visitors. The students, who include children of keyworkers, started by creating a giant rainbow to thank NHS staff for their vital work during the coronavirus pandemic. Colourful images have now been added to showcase a range of other vital keyworkers including bus drivers, warehouse workers and postal staff as well as their own teachers.

The college is supporting its local communities to help keep the UK moving during the coronavirus crisis and its Nuneaton Campus is open to the children of keyworkers and to vulnerable students including those with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). This provision extends to pupils who normally attend the Midland Academies Trust (MAT) schools which are sponsored by North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC). Staff from the individual schools have joined college staff to provide ongoing study and support in a safe and well-managed environment.

Students who continue to attend college have become part of the NWSLC engagement project where they are being enabled to progress with their studies. Additional activities including sport and exercise have been organised for these students, as well as opportunities to get creative.

Every effort is being made to help students who are not attending college to complete their courses and achieve their qualifications by the end of the summer term. All prospective students who have applied to start a college course in September 2020 have been assured that they will be offered a place.

Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of NWSLC said, “It is fantastic to see the creativity of the students at our Nuneaton Campus and they have certainly brightened up the building. I know that these students and their parents are particularly grateful for the support we are providing during this difficult time. We are proud to play our part in enabling keyworkers to continue with their vital work across many different sectors. College staff and colleagues from the MAT are working very hard to keep students on track and to provide them with interesting and creative activities in challenging circumstances.”