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Students from the College’s Aurora Centre – a specialist unit for young people with complex learning needs – teamed up with the charity Fixers to create a video promoting work experience opportunities. The video, created by the learners, highlighted the issues surrounding young people with severe learning difficulties finding employers who are willing to offer them work experience.

After speaking with the students about what they wanted the film to focus on, Fixers supplied the equipment and support to record and edit the video. The year-long project also gave the students plenty of learning opportunities and experience in itself.

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Sarah Corrigan, Young People Coordinator at Fixers, said, “It’s been a fantastic project, they’ve done a brilliant job with the video and highlighting what they’re passionate about.

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“It’s been a real pleasure working with the students and we’ve been blown away by the unique skills each one of them brought to the project.”

The students unveiled their video at a premiere at College and invited their families, local employers and Councillor Maxi Martin, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, to share in the event.

Watch the students' video.