Seeds for growth

People we support at Penny Meadow Day Centre are learning new skills through a seasonal work experience venture

In Chelsea Flower Show week, a group of people who attend Penny Meadow Skills and Sensory Day Centre were busy with seeds! They thoroughly enjoyed the first day of their new work experience at King’s Seeds. Their work involved counting seeds into packets, sealing them and boxing them up ready for shipping.

As part of their induction, everyone also had a tour of the facility. They were able to see the machinery and the laboratories in use.

As a thank you for their hard work, group members all received a welcome pack to take home. It included a poster and plants which they will be able to grow on Penny Meadow’s allotment.

Seasonal work

The work experience, organised by Support Worker Claire Moffatt, will continue until the end of August. Groups will be travelling to King’s Seeds, 10 minutes from the Day Centre, twice a week in the service’s minibus. Future tasks in line for them in coming weeks include re-potting in the polytunnels and helping to process orders.

Penny Meadow Service Manager, Edward Cook, said: “We are always looking for work experience for people we support, to help them gain skills in the wider world. Claire has done a fantastic job at setting this up and it’s been very rewarding for everyone involved.”