By West Briton | Posted: April 10, 2014
CORNISH animal charity K9 Crusaders has been getting a helping hand from students at Duchy College Rosewarne.
The group studying Level 2 dog grooming spent a week at the charity’s centre at Bissoe, near Truro, cleaning out the kennels and looking after the animals.
Sue Smith, who runs K9 Crusaders, said: “The students have been great all week and have a fantastic work ethic. I’d be happy to have them back anytime.”
The project provided the students with valuable industry experience and helped the charity by providing a group of willing volunteers, who cleared a field of brambles to provide a new ‘doggy’ exercise zone.
The group also developed special exercises for the dogs, and learnt how to work at industry speed in cleaning out and feeding all of the residents.
Tutor Lynne Bristow said: “I’m so proud of all of the students; they loved working with the team and the dogs at K9 Crusaders and knowing that they have made a difference.”
Andrew Counsell, head of Duchy College, said: “Real experiences in the workplace are central to finding the right path into a career. Partnerships like this not only benefit us, by offering our students the experience, but they also benefit the charity that needs volunteers.”
The students will be returning to K9 Crusaders after Easter.
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