Update on our Support

Update on our Support

We are aware that some annual reviews have been delayed due to Covid-19 so transition choices may not have been made yet for young people. We still have a few places available on our Horticulture courses for September 2020 (we may also have 1 place left on our Catering course) and we are open and able to offers tours following social distancing or virtual tours on Zoom. We are currently providing education as normal for our young people due to our small group sizes and open plan spaces.

We are also providing some summer placements for any young people with EHCPs who may have suffered the most during lockdown in terms of curriculum recovery, confidence etc. even if the young people in question don’t then enrol with us in September so please do give a call to discuss further if this is of interest.

We have also just been awarded the prestigious “Leaders in Safeguarding” quality standard so I do hope you will consider us both a value for money and high quality destination for any young people in your borough with an EHCP aged 16-25 wishing to learn life skills, vocational skills and catering and horticulture vocational skills with 80% onward employability.

Contact us now to refer or for further information, you can read more about our offer in our prospectus.

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Summer Celebration Event

Summer Celebration Event 2018

 

On Wednesday 25th of July, over 50 invited guests attended our first ever Summer Celebration Event at our Learning and Development Centre.

On arrival guests mingled over non-alcoholic Pimms made by our catering students and at 6.15pm the event was officially opened in a short welcome speech by the CEO.

Guests were then able to learn all about the generosity of the DHL Foundation in supporting the creation of our new netted fruit cages and to take part in learning how to graft cuttings onto root stock.   Thanks to support from the Heathrow Community Fund another group learned all about the environmental benefits of aeroponic growing systems for herbs and the final group shaped bread rolls in our new teaching kitchen funded by the BIG Lottery.

Following the presentation of award certificates and trophies to catering and horticulture students, all with special educational needs and learning differences, guests had the opportunity to network with each other, learners, parents and sponsors.  Entertainment was provided by Adam Elliott, one of our young people, on his ukulele and guests were served a wonderful array of canapés prepared and served by our catering students.

Everyone had a great evening and the following feedback was typical of comments received about the event.

I just wanted to say thank you to you and all the team, particularly the learners, for last night’s event which was a wonderful celebration of all your hard work. Green Corridor has achieved an awful lot in the last year or so, and it’s great to see all your exciting new projects coming to fruition (literally in some cases!). All your learners were great ambassadors for you and are clearly benefitting a great deal form your support”.  Dr. Rebecca Bowden, DirectorHeathrow Community Fund.

I just wanted to say thank you to your staff, volunteers and learners for a fantastic evening on Wednesday. It was great to see what the learners are involved in and has definitely helped me to have a better understanding of what young people can achieve at Green Corridor. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, and it was great to see the good relationships between the learners and staff. I would love to keep up to date with what is happening at Green Corridor.” Katie Jackson. Advanced Social Work Practitioner, London Borough of Hounslow.

“I would like to say congratulations for the event last week.  It was great to see a good turn out and the way you and your team engaged with everyone.I would like to congratulate Dean ‘Deano’, from seeing him when I first met you and to now just showed how well he has come along and the way he presented himself to everyone was brilliant.” Scott Bryant – DHL

 

I would like to congratulate Dean ‘Deano’, from seeing him when I first met you and to now just showed how well he has come along and the way he presented himself to everyone was brilliant

Following the event we have already received interest from referral agents wanting to onboard 3 additional young people onto our horticulture and catering provision.

We are so proud of the achievements and fantastic development of all our learners.  At Green Corridor, they have discovered skills they never knew they had, built confidence and made friends that will last for life. As a charity, we rely on funding, donations and volunteers. If you spare a few hours or you’re able to make a donation, please get in contact with us and we will be extremely grateful for your support and kindness.

Our Star Guest Chef Neil

 

Guest Chef Neil

On the 12th of June 2018, we were very lucky to have a restaurant chef from Heathrow come in to Green Corridor and show our catering learners how make chocolate fondants with decorative caramel.  Chef Neil was very friendly and interesting and gave a real insight to what desserts look like at restaurant standard.

Our learners loved how different it was to their normal day, and cannot wait to see Neil again, if we are lucky enough to have him back!

Having spent the day at the Green Corridor, I was overwhelmed by the impact the charity is making on the lives and life skills of vulnerable young people.

They help learners to develop new skills and unlock dreams in an environment that feels safe, secure and warm.

The lives of the learners might not have been what they planned but the project allows life to creep back in and provide a life where they can go on to appreciate the importance of friendships and the value of working as part of a community.

Well done to you and the team.

Kind regards Neil

“Many questions were asked by our learners, and Neil explained and answered at just the right level sparking further interest and more in depth questioning. In addition Neil demonstrated a classic dessert with some sugar work which enthralled our Learners. Having someone in the industry with a wealth of current industry knowledge enhances and enriches the learning for our youngsters, especially in the case of Neil who showed a great understanding of our leaners needs and pitched his presentation to suit  our learners particular learning differences.

Tracey Palmer-Hall, Catering Tutor