Pottery Throw Down Fan Enrols in College Course

The charity Diagrama Foundation is delighted that Janice, one of the adults they support, has gained a place on a pottery course at the Bexley Learning and Enterprise College.

Janice a huge fan of Channel 4’s Pottery Throw Down, who is supported by the charity Diagrama Foundation to live semi independently in Bromley, is delighted to have enrolled in a pottery course at the Bexley Learning and Enterprise College.

The Great Pottery Throw Down invites Britain’s best home potters to compete to be crowned best at the wheel and Janice really enjoys seeing what they create each week.

Beth Maina, Registered Manager, Diagrama Supported Living said, “Janice has really benefited from individual art therapy and we have been exploring different ideas for learning and activities. As well as enjoying the creative side of the course it will also develop her confidence and help her to learn new skills and meet new people.”

Janice and her Diagrama support team looked through the prospectus for Bexley Learning and Enterprise College and not surprisingly Janice chose pottery as an option. On the course Janice will learn many techniques including how to use the wheel and the kiln.

Beth Maina continued, “Janice can be very anxious and at times finds communication really difficult and she can get stuck in repetitive activities, but she has a compassion for others,  is very humorous and displays great creativity.

“Janice took part in an initial phone call with the college and she was really happy to have an interview. On the day of her interview, she was a little anxious but very excited and we were delighted to witness how brilliant she was during the interview. After the interview we went on a tour of college and Janice was given a college pass which she is very proud of.”

The course starts on Monday 22 April and Janice is very excited to get started and said,   “I am looking forward to making a clay pot and clay fruit.”

Janice would appreciate some items to get the most out of her course.  They have been added to the charity’s Wish list –www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/2S402F215J2OP?ref_=list_d_wl_lfu_nav_3

To find out more about Diagrama Foundation the Kent based charity that supports vulnerable children, young people, and adults to live their best life visit https://www.diagramafoundation.org.uk/learning-disability-support/supported-living

About Diagrama Foundation

Diagrama Foundation is a Kent based charity that supports vulnerable children, young people, and adults to live their best life.

Diagrama has a Supported Living Service across Bromley, three homes for adults with learning disabilities in Orpington, an eight-bed care home for adults with learning disabilities in West Sussex a fifty-bed care home for the elderly with nursing and dementia needs in Essex, and a fostering and adoption service in the southeast.

  • The Supported Living Service, cares for 35 adults with learning disabilities, in nine homes across Bromley helping them to develop skills and confidence to live in their own house either on their own or with others.
  • At Cabrini House in Orpington the charity promotes the development of core skills for 23 adults with learning disabilities so that they can lead independent lives integrated within their community.
  • Duckyls Farm, a 100 acre care home in West Sussex for eight residents with learning disabilities, allows the charity to explore the physical, mental and social benefits that working with animals and in nature can offer to people with a learning disability.
  • The team at their nursing and dementia care home, Edensor Care Centre in Clacton on Sea, support vulnerable residents to live life to the full.
  • Diagrama’s adoption and fostering service cares for children in South London, Kent, Sussex, and Surrey.


Many vulnerable children and adults don’t get the support they need to develop their true potential, but the Diagrama team know that when someone has time and belief invested in  them, they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.


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