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Students in the second year of the Horizons 6th Form in Derby, based at The Guildhall, have been working together to create and sell gift bags from boxes of jewellery supplied by Newlife.

Each month the group will spend three weeks designing and making the bags and one week selling them in the foyer of Barclays bank on St Peters Street, Derby, with the money raised going to help children with disabilities or terminal illness in Derbyshire.

Horizons 6th form is an innovative provision for students with statements of special needs that allows them to complete vocational and enterprise projects as well as a functional skills/skills for life programme of study. The first year of the Horizons programme is based at St Martins School in Alvaston and the second year in The Guildhall in Derby City Centre.

Joe Johnson, the vocational tutor for Horizons at The Guildhall, said: “The partnership with Newlife is fantastic for our students to be involved in such a great enterprise project that raises money for the charity. The students have really enjoyed being creative and are looking forward to their first day selling the gift bags.”

If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for Newlife Foundation, click here to see the various ways you can get involved or call 01543 431 444.