Celebration of achievement for special schools

Pupils from special schools marked the completion of their course with a celebration of achievement this week.

Over 30 young people received Certificates of Attendance after completing a 30 week programme made up of ten week sessions on horticulture, animal care and horse care.

The vocational taster programme is run by our Pre-entry Department and taken up by schools for pupils with special educational needs throughout the region. As well as learning practical skills, the pupils are introduced to a more independent life at college, with some enjoying their experience so much that they choose to join our pre-entry programme.

Thumbs up from Greenbank School, Northwich

Thumbs up from Greenbank School, Northwich

Our pictures show sixth formers from Greenbank School, Northwich, and Springfield School, Crewe, relaxing during some well earned down-time after receiving their awards. Pupils from West Kirby Residential School also attended.

Course Manager Lisa Alkins, who with our pre-entry team organised the celebration along with music and food, said: “Our programme offers pupils the opportunity to take part in hands-on activities out of the class room. They also gain a lot by participating in college life as far as they are able. It’s hugely rewarding to see how much the pupils benefit and grow simply by being in the college environment.”