Caring Barnsley College students embarked on a sponsored charity walk in aid of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (Guide Dogs).

The learners, who study childcare and education professions courses, made the 2.5 mile journey to the college’s Wigfield Farm site as part of the department’s relationship with Guide Dogs.

The charity has delivered tutorials to the learners about its work and how the public can support them in the past.

Claire Griffin, tutorial learning mentor, said: “The students enjoyed learning about Guide Dogs and the service users.

“The experience provided the perfect opportunity for the learners to understand and reflect on the service that Guide Dogs offers to individuals.

“All learners enjoyed a different learning experience enabling them to put their energies into a good cause.”

The students are also currently fundraising towards Barnsley College’s Name a Puppy @ School scheme where they aim to raise a total of £1,500 to name a guide dog puppy which they will get a chance to meet.

Pic: Learners and staff from the Barnsley College’s childcare and education professions department with Guide Dogs representatives


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