Month: May 2018

Students Invited To Dementia Guide Launch

Five of Scott College’s Health and Social Care students were invited to attend the launch of the Rural Dementia Friendly Rural Communities Guide at the Devon County Show. The event was attended by the CEO of the Alzheimer’s society Jeremy Hughes, Chair of the Prime Minister’s Dementia Task and Finish Group and members of parliament, local MPs and members of local government associations. “Dementia is difficult for anyone and is compounded for people living in a rural community as there is increased difficulty accessing transport, health and social care services and support,” said Health and Social Care teacher Mrs Carlson, who accompanied the students. “It is hoped that the guide will help support those with dementia and their carers to be included in all areas of community life. “We had a fantastic day and our students felt very honoured  to be on the VIP guest list and participate in the presentation event!” Year 12 student Trixton asked a question to the panel which was “We are part of a pioneer project for schools for the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, do you feel it is important for us to be educated in the awareness and understanding of dementia as the…

Students Present At Dementia Conference

  Scott College was invited to attend the Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2018 attended by more than 400 delegates. The event took place at Plymouth Guildhall on Friday 4 May 2018 and speakers included Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Society, UK, Takehito Tokuda, President of Smart Aging Ltd, presenting with co-workers in Dementia from Japan and Dr Alexis Kirke, University of Plymouth, who introduced a screening of A Boat, a short fictional film addressing age and symptom clichés around dementia which will be launched at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. “This inspirational, innovative and unique conference drew on arts and social science, and offered a global perspective on the latest projects helping and empowering people with dementia,” said Mrs Carlson, Health and Social Care teacher. “Our students presented a workshop – Dementia in Education – to 100 delegates including student visitors from China. “This included previous project work and they also spoke about their placements within Derriford Hospital, Age UK and at local primary schools.” Students were also privileged to meeting the CEO of the Alzheimer’s Society Jeremy Hughes. “The students were amazing and totally engaged in the day, listening to the presentations as well as sharing their…

College Is Raiders’ Match Day Sponsor

Scott College was the official match day sponsor  when Plymouth Raiders played Cheshire Phoenix on 22 April. Mr Broomfield and Ms Jackson took 18 students to  watch the BBL championship fixture and Mr Broomfield was presented with the golden ball as a representative of Scott College. “Unfortunately Plymouth Raiders lost in a very competitive game 99-105,” said Mr Broomfield. “Overall the students had a great time getting to watch a professional basketball match with an absolutely electric atmosphere. The event has definitely inspired students to go and try basketball!” ​