One of our young people had been struggling with reading, writing and arithmetic since arriving at Avocet House a year ago. An experimental approach was taken towards his education and real progress was made. Teaching staff in the Learning Centre then drew upon his previous successful work placement in a local children’s nursery as inspiration, and arranged for him to work on the weekly market held at Stowmarket.
He uses the travel time constructively to improve his reading before working on the fruit and vegetable stall. He handles all aspects of the stall from weighing out the produce, helping to display everything nicely, serving customers and handling transactions. His confidence has built and he is now a regular smiley face on the market stall, and is very popular with the older customers!