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Thurston Community College students collaborate on care at Stowlangtoft Hall Care Home

Students at Thurston Community College stepped outside the classroom earlier this month to gain first-hand experience of caring for the elderly and vulnerable within our society.

Stowlangtoft Hall Care Home, which is owned and managed by Stow Healthcare, has been welcoming Year 13 students from the college for the past two years as part of their health and social care coursework.

During the visit, students took a tour of the care home and spoke to staff about their profession.

Alex Ball, group operations co-ordinator for Stow Healthcare, said: “We are proud of the programme we put together for the students which not only offers them an insight into what life at one of our homes is like, but also to get our staff involved in this process.”

The partnership between Thurston and Stow Healthcare is a growing success story, with the previous group of students having been awarded a grade A distinction for their portfolios, which were based on their experiences at Stowlangtoft Hall.

The aim of the collaboration is to develop students’ interest in caring as a career choice.

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