The participants take part in a range of activities including Cooking for Fun, Arts and Crafts, Fun and Games and Drama. The classes take place weekly and are enthusiastically received by those taking part.
Program Coordinator Jean Ardley said these classes have helped expand the community involvement of many students, whilst providing respite to their carers.
“In addition to providing increased self confidence, meaningful social connections and enhanced life skills, the Program has opened other doors. Since its inception, students from this Program have gone on to study mainstream courses at the College and elsewhere”, Jean said.
“We have an experienced team of tutors and support workers who encourage the participants;
“Another wonderful thing about these classes is that it also gives students’ carers an opportunity for regular short breaks”, Mrs Ardley said.
The Program, that won a Wyong Chamber of Commerce Community Services Award in 2012, will soon enter its fourth year and enrolments for classes in Wyong ,Gosford and Woy Woy are now open.
For more information about these funded classes, contact Central Coast Community College on 4348 4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org .