From St Piers to the world of work

Young Epilepsy, St Piers College student, Rebecca Groves has gained valuable qualifications as she is set to enter the world of work, reports the Crawley News

When Becky was 12 she suddenly fell ill. She had an inflammation of the brain caused by the potentially deadly virus encephalitis. After being in a coma for over two weeks there was little hope. The doctors made the decision to turn off her life support machine. Amazingly Becky fought on and continued to breath on her own.

Speaking with Crawley News, Becky said:

When I woke up from my coma I had lost the ability to walk, talk or do anything myself.

Becky now 22 and has achieved so much. "She has now finished her further education at (St Piers College) Young Epilepsy having gained a GCSE in art and 16 ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) qualifications in subjects such as floristry”.

Becky is looking to volunteer at The Children’s Trust’s charity shop in Crawley, to build up to her dream of being a beautician.

Take a look at the range of courses available at St Piers College