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Path­ways stu­dents hold Apple Project pro­duce sale and food­bank collection


Pathways students at Wiltshire College & University Centre's Trowbridge campus have held a sale of Apple Project produce and a collection for a local foodbank.

Students on Pathways courses at Wiltshire College & University Centre's Trowbridge organised a pre-Christmas sale of products they made as part of the department's Apple Project programme.

The Apple Project is designed to take apples that would otherwise go to waste and turn them into items such as apple juice, jelly and chutney while teaching students employability skills.

Entry 3 Level students Lucas and Tom were some of those involved in monitoring the stand based in the campus reception, selling range of apple produce and fresh bakes.

Lucas said: “It is a really fun project and we all love doing it. The sale has gone well and we’ve sold out of sausage rolls already – they are everyone’s favourite."

Meanwhile, Level 1 Pathways students have left donation boxes at the campus reception and encouraged people to donate food items such as tins, dried goods and store cupboard items, as well as toiletries.

The boxes will be collected on the final day of term on Friday 16th December and given to Storehouse Foodbank in Trowbridge.

Student Masyn explained: “Because of the cost-of-living crisis, more and more people are relying on foodbanks. It is not just homeless people – people with jobs and normal lives cannot afford to feed their families properly. Hopefully our collections will help some people who really need it.”

Pathways courses are held across all of our campuses, with specific Pathways to Land-based courses located at Lackham. Find out more about our Pathways courses here.

PICTURES: (Top) Lucas and Tom monitor the Apple Project stand, while students Masyn and Declan help staff members Farida and Ruth with the foodbank collection

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