SFL learners joined the Jewellery HNC students for an hour and a half lesson. Jewellery learners worked one to one with eight SFL learners in metal texturing and metal stamping. The learners were able to design and create individual bespoke pieces. The purpose of the exercise is for the Health and Well Being Award- looking at ways to improve Mental Health.
The SFL learner measured their own moods before and after the activity. All SFL learners noticed an improvement in their moods. As an afterthought, it was decided to assess the Jewellery student’s mood- and interestingly they too all showed a significant rise in mood.
The “giving” of their time and skills was as effective for them as the “learning something new” was enjoyable for the SFL learners.