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Darlington College students treat young mums to celebratory pamper day
3:19pm Tuesday 8th January 2013 in News
STUDENTS helped to polish a community group's studies with a pamper day to celebrate the end of their course.
Darlington College beauty students were drafted in to mark the end of a confidence course run by Darlington Borough Council’s family learning department.
During the course, young mums spent two months looking at stress relief, depression, behaviour types and strengths and weaknesses.
Councillor Cyndi Hughes, the council’s cabinet member for children and young people, said: “The confidence course went really well and as a result all of the young women are planning to continue with further learning.
“They are about to start a course to improve their maths and English through alternative learning methods; such as having fun with numbers and playing with language at the Coleridge Centre, in Skerne Park.
“It was great that Darlington College’s beauty department agreed to come in and stage the pamper session.”
Darlington College tutor Brenda Pearson said: “We are always delighted to take our work into the community, which is great experience for our students and also provides the opportunity to demonstrate what is available in town for people looking to improve their skills."
Pam Sanderson, who did the eight week course, said: “I really enjoyed the course and it was great to get out of the house, be given the opportunity to meet new people and be in the company of adults.”
To find more information on family learning contact 01325-248021.