Unmasking The Skills For Child Care
Child Care students got in touch with their creative side recently as they took on a mask making workshop in West London’s Holland Park.
Working in partnership with The Royal Boroughs Play Service, students on the Level 1 Foundation Award in Caring for Children held a fun-packed mask making work shop for toddlers attending Holland Park Adventure Playground.
The half day session saw students gaining practical experience in dealing with children whilst providing parents with some light relief.
Student Magdalena Michalska, 35, from West London said:
‘Getting opportunities to Interact with the parents and children in their own environment is a great asset of the course. It really complements classroom teaching and builds up our practical experience.’
The students braved the midday heat to help guide the children as they created dozens of colouful masks with glitter, feathers and stickers.
Course tutor Kevin Swan said:
‘The students had a great time and really got stuck in to the task! We have worked in partnership the borough’s Play Service on many occasions and would like to thank them for their continued support in helping develop the child care professionals of tomorrow by providing opportunities for practical experience.’
Date published: 5 June 2010