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College goes blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Students on West Suffolk College's Springboard programme dressed in blue to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day

Students on West Suffolk College's Springboard programme dressed in blue to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day

Staff and students at West Suffolk College dressed in blue yesterday in commemoration of World Autism Awareness Day.

Suffolk House at West Suffolk College, The Apex and The Abbeygate in Bury St Edmunds also shone blue after a group of 11 intrepid students from the college’s Springboard programme persuaded the trio to take part in the event as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

All students at the college also took part in a ten minute autism awareness activity as part of their taught lessons.

Amanda O’ Neill, Lecturer in Learning Support, said: “I’m so proud of my students.

“They have organised all of it themselves and learnt so much about what it takes to make an event happen.

“I’m also delighted and grateful that the college, the Apex and the abbey have got behind us and would like to thank everyone involved.

“It’s so wonderful that we locally have joined forces with people across the world to raise awareness of autism.”

Springboard student Luke Bampton, 18, from Brandon said; “I think that it’s really good that the college is supporting us autism kids by helping us with our disabilities and other unique stuff about us.”

 

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