1st July 2020
Students were given the chance to take part in activities such as dance, football and music production with the help of the professionals.
The ‘Student Virtual Enrichment Programme’ which ended in June, took the place of sessions which would normally be offered within Barking & Dagenham College and were delivered via Youtube Live.
Agnes Melkvi, Learner Involvement Coordinator at the College explained: “Providing our students with the opportunity to take part in activities alongside their studies has always been important to us. We didn’t want this to stop just because students were not in College so we decided to take the classes online!”
The students were able to virtually join Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club’s Sam Deering to learn football skills, pick up some new dance moves with Elvire Matu, from Konverse Dance Crews. They were also able to find out how to DJ and get an introduction to music producing with Femi Akinyemi and practice basketball skills with Lamar from the Grant Solder Sports Agency.
Agnes adds: “The programme was a great way to keep students engaged and healthy. We really miss the students and we hope these sessions gave them the chance to not only keep fit and active and learn some new skills alongside familiar faces but also allow them to be together again virtually.”