Students are in a right pickle together having produced a range of chutneys they hope to sell through local organisations.

The students with learning disabilities, all from East Cambridgeshire, were on the "˜Preserve to Learn' project, which aims to provide skills for the workplace.

A number of local organisations who specialise in supporting adults with learning difficulties have worked together on the scheme, including Burwell Print, Darwin Nurseries, Prospects Trust and Red2Green. The initiative has been funded by the Skills Funding Agency via the Cambridgeshire County Council's Adult Learning Fund.

Lynn Norris, Adult Learning District Manager for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "The students worked hard researching, planning and producing a range of chutneys and pickles and they tasting absolutely wonderful. The next stage is to start selling within their organisations. The scheme has involved a number of organisations working together who support adult with learning disabilities. Our key aim is to help the students gain confidence and workplace skills to help them achieve greater social independence."

 

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