Proposal to dissolve Worcester Sixth Form College and become a 16-19 academy
The Governing Body (Corporation) of Worcester Sixth Form College (the College) has applied for the College to become an academy under the Academies Act 2010 as part of the area review programme. The Governing Body is now consulting on whether the College should become a 16-19 academy.
WSFC students fundraise for Megan Baker House
Worcester Sixth Form College students raised an amazing £433.92 for Megan Baker House with an Easter cake sale! The students, who are all studying a BTEC Level 3 Children's Play, Learning and Development, nominated Megan Baker House as their charity for the forthcoming year after a recent visit to their centre in Leominster.
Megan Baker House provides conductive education sessions for children and adults with motor disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Dyspraxia, Parkinson's disease, stroke and Acquired Brain Injury. Through conductive education, participants learn how to manage and deal with the difficulties and challenges caused by their condition, to enable them to lead more independent lives.
The students were fortunate enough to observe practical sessions with children aged 5-11 years and were so inspired by the staff, and the life changing outcomes for those that access the service, that they immediately began considering ways to raise money. It costs a staggering £8,000 per week to enable Megan Baker House to operate and they rely solely on charitable donations and grants.
The students cannot speak highly enough of the experience. Laura Wooldridge said: "We were amazed by the skill and professionalism of the staff. The way they supported the children was incredible". Katherine Smith added: "We were amazed that Megan Baker House was operating solely on donations and grants. We felt that we should help in any way we can."
The Easter cake sale was held on 6th April and raised an amazing £216.96 which will be match funded by the College, bringing the total to £433.92.
For more information about conductive education, the services that Megan Baker House provides or how to make a donation, visit their website www.meganbakerhouse.org.uk