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Beauty students pamper care home residents

Eleven students from SGS College left the classroom and visited Waterpreston Court Care home last month to provide the residents with some much needed pampering.

The Level 2 Beauty Therapy students provided mini manicures and hand and arm massages to the Stroud residents and day centre visitors. This gave the learners the opportunity to expand their experience by treating people in the community and to develop communication skills.

The trip was very successful with all residents thoroughly enjoying the treatments and the conversations they had with the students. The learners have even been invited back to do it all again next term.

Student Emma Selfe aged 16 from Quedgeley said: “It was very worthwhile. I was nervous at first and not sure what to say, but I soon settled into an interesting conversation with my client whilst doing the treatment. It has given me more confidence when dealing with people.”

Emma Stanton, Tutor commented:  “It was great to look around and see lots of smiling faces from students and residents. The students all enjoyed it and would like to go back again. It was a valuable enrichment experience.”

Lizzie Thornhill, Senior Sheltered Housing Officer from Stroud District Council was visiting on the day. She said: “It was wonderful it is to see the students working with the residents and brightening up their day.”