Students from Southfields Academy participated in a Dignity in Care event hosted by Leonard Cheshire at the Randall Close Resource Centre on February 1st 2018.
Students worked with Daksha Mistry, former finalist of the BBC’s MasterChef programme, contributing the refreshments for the day, in the form of a delicious buffet lunch.
The day created some fantastic learning experiences for the students. Not only did they learn some excellent catering skills, under the watchful eye of a highly experienced chef, they also learned that there are many settings where food and nutrition are at the top of the agenda. This work was funded through the European Social Fund through a project called Pan Out: WWW.PANOUT.LONDON
William Gallagher, manager of Randall Close said: “It’s really important that young people understand and have an awareness and understanding of the needs of adults in a centre such as ours. We encourage young people to come and have work experience in this centre and to pursue careers in adult social care. I was absolutely delighted to have the students from Southfields participating in this event and we are building a good link with all the schools in Wandsworth”.
William Gallagher invited Dawn Warwick, Director of Children’s Services for Wandsworth Council, to recognise each of the students as dignity champions, as each of the Southfields students were presented with certificates, wrist bands and lapel pins.
The students showed great enthusiasm and potential, and were a great credit to the school.
The event was totally inspiring, increasing awareness of Dignity in Care, and the importance of providing outstanding care for adults.