Five Go To Sweden
Five young people from Doncaster College visited
Norrköping, Sweden recently to take part in a work experience
All five students (Adam Beggs, JP Heseltine, Ben Sweeney,
Charlotte Lunn and Sarah Johnson) chose to do different
Ben Sweeney, a former Lifeskills student at the College, chose
to complete his placement in an outdoor sports shop.
Charlotte, 17, who is a hairdressing student, worked as part of
a large team restocking shelves in a supermarket.
She reflected on the experience saying, "I feel I have gained
confidence because when I was in Doncaster I wasn't that confident
and I now feel like I have experienced a lot"
"I had a great time," said Ben, 18, "but
I worked hard as well!"
JP Heseltine, 19, Vol.Success Volunteer, developed his interest
in the hospitality industry and worked in a restaurant where he
worked in the kitchens on food preparation and in the Restaurant
serving customers. JP was able to taste a range of foods, many for
the first time.
Sarah Johnson, Level 1 Hair student and Vol.Success
Volunteer, worked in a primary school and was allocated to a class
so got to know the children and teacher very well. Sarah, 18,
really enjoyed the experience and said it gave her bags of
Adam Beggs, worked in a Kindergarten. He found the language
barrier challenging at first but soon overcame this by a shared
understanding of nursery rhymes.
Adam, 18, said, "All of the children and staff were so kind. I
learnt how to sing Incy Wincy Spider in Swedish!"
The students were supported on their trip to Sweden by two
staff, Natalie Marshall and Lyn Lawrence, from the Department of
Welfare and Lifeskills at Doncaster College.
JP described the visit to Sweden as, "the best two weeks of my