Learners have been practising social distancing while doing fun, engaging and useful activities and they are primarily engaged in outdoor tasks while retaining a safe working distance.
Head of School, Foundation Learning Steve Dixon says: “It has been inspiring to see my colleagues pull together to offer the best experience for their learners in the most challenging of circumstance. Every member of the team continues to focus on the young people in their care, many of whom have key workers at home.”
Peter Mayhew-Smith, Group Principal and CEO of South Thames Colleges Group says: “Merton College has stayed open to provide learning for some of our most needy students, children of critical keyworkers and vulnerable adults. Thanks to the extraordinary commitment of some exceptional staff, we are able to offer a really positive and productive experience to this important group of students.
Elsewhere, most of our students are working very hard at home and we've managed to switch a lot of our curriculum to remote learning, again thanks to some very special efforts from some very special people.”