News Collyer’s on board with Community Hub 09.08.2021

Collyer’s student Fuzzy Isaacs, who studies the Level 3 Triple BTEC Art programme at the Ofsted Outstanding sixth form college, has been rewarded for her creative work designing a new look for the Horsham District Council (HDC) Mobile Community Hub (formerly the ‘Snack Wagon’) which plays an important role fulfilling detached youth work and support across the area. The bus, featuring the design freshly manufactured and wrapped by PVL, visited the campus, enabling Fuzzy and members of the Collyer’s community to admire the end product.

VIP visitors included: well-known entrepreneur Nick Broom, CEO of PVL, a leading company creating high visibility markings for emergency service, highways and security vehicles; Claire Vickers (Cabinet Member for Community & Wellbeing), Dan Fairchild and Lucy Hargreaves (HDC) and Paula Lintott from 4TheYouth.

Nick Broom, who presented Fuzzy with her Amazon voucher prize, said: “It’s fantastic to see the culmination of collaboration between Collyer’s Art and HDC to accomplish the design. It was a pleasure for PVL to facilitate.”

Horsham District Council has been working in partnership with PVL and Collyer’s Art Department, with students competing to create a new look for the Mobile Community Hub, a key mobile youth provision service vehicle for the Horsham District. The winning design, created by Fuzzy, revamped and refreshed the vehicle, as the Youth Provision Service got back on the road post lockdown.

Claire Vickers said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people in the community. Congratulations to Fuzzy!”

Fuzzy, who successfully completed the Level 2 Art course last year, having joined Collyer’s from The Gatwick School, said: “I’m so happy to work on a project that helped others. Thank-you to Sharon Porter, Amanda Hall, everyone at Collyer’s, Nick Broom and HDC who have all been amazing.”

Collyer’s Ian McAlister, said: “Thanks to all the teachers for their dedication orchestrating this project online during Lockdown. It’s great to make a positive contribution to everyone’s well-being.”

Collyer’s Deputy Principal Steve Martell said: “Huge thanks to Lucy Hargreaves and the amazing team at Horsham District Council, our fantastic teachers and PVL’s Nick Broom for creating such a wonderful project and creative opportunity for our gifted young artists. Fuzzy is an absolute credit to the Collyer’s community and it was great to welcome her mum along to enjoy the celebration today.”

I’m so happy to work on a project that helped others. Collyer’s student Fuzzy Isaacs