FIVE young students visited Scandinavia to take part in a work experience opportunity.
Doncaster College’s Adam Beggs, JP Heseltine, Ben Sweeney, Charlotte Lunn and Sarah Johnson chose to do different placements when they landed in Norrkoping in Sweden.
Ben, a former Lifeskills student at the college, chose to complete his placement in an outdoor sports shop following his love and talent for swimming.
“I had a great time, but I worked hard as well.” said the 18-year-old.
Charlotte, 17, who is a hairdressing student, worked as part of a large team restocking shelves in a supermarket.
JP Heseltine, 19, a Vol.Success volunteer, developed his interest in the hospitality industry and worked in a restaurant where he worked in the kitchens on food preparation and in the restaurant serving customers.
He was able to taste a range of foods - many for the first time.
Sarah Johnson, 18, a level one hair and Vol.Success volunteer, worked in a primary school and was allocated to a class.
And 18-year-old Adam worked in a kindergarten. He said he found the language barrier challenging at first but soon overcame it by a shared understanding of nursery rhymes.
The students were supported on their trip by staff members Natalie Marshall and Lyn Lawrence from the Department of Welfare and Lifeskills at the college.