Students Welcome Guests With Their Skills
Kensington and Chelsea College’s Maxilla Walk Centre received a mini-make over recently after students used their creativity to revamp the main reception.
Visitors to the centre will be greeted by a bright and bold new welcome sign crafted by learners on the college’s Gateway Programme for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
The learners worked as a team to develop their design and created the piece within three weeks after mastering a series of painting techniques as part of their course.
Zahra Hussen, one of the students who undertook the project said:
‘We used sponging and splattering skills we learnt in class to decorate the sign and used lots of bright colours to make it eye catching. It was a fun project and we hope visitors to the centre like what we have done.’
Hannah Leadbeater, Course Director for the college’s Gateway Programme, added:
‘The students are incredibly proud of what they have achieved, and rightly so. It has been a real labour of love and the students have put in a lot of care and attention to detail which is reflected in their work. The sign has attracted lots of lovely comments from visitors.’
Date published: 28 May 2010