Forty pupils from Crewe and Nantwich primary schools have had a taste of what it is like to graduate by attending an amazing graduation ceremony at Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

The ceremony was the culmination of a six week My World project, which is designed and delivered by Open Doors2 Ltd, a community development company.

The project gave the children their first taste of the world of employment through a series of interactive workshops which were hosted by Barclays Bank at Radbroke Hall, Bentley Motors, Brightstar, Cheshire Constabulary HQ, Reaseheath College and Tatton Park.

During the project the children learned about the variety of future job roles available to them.  They also gained many important life skills, such as teamwork, resilience and co-operation while at the same time raising their self-esteem and improving their social skills.

The graduation event allowed the pupils to showcase what they had learned through team and school presentations to their invited guests.

The children, in their graduation robes, were presented with a graduation certificate by Natalie James, an Advanced Practitioner in Animal Management at Reaseheath College.

Teacher Marco Cura said: “The children worked so hard, both individually and in teams, and have clearly enjoyed every minute of the project. It was wonderful to have witnessed forty children come together and form marvellous teams by the final week. It was also lovely that parents came along to share the celebration. It has been a great honour to accompany the children on their journey and see just how much progress they have made.”

Natalie James said: “The My World project is a fantastic initiative and it has been a pleasure for Reaseheath’s Animal Management department to be involved. Seeing young people showing such confidence and dedication holds real promise for the future, and hopefully the pupils themselves will have gained transferable skills.

“While attending our workshop the pupils asked some great questions and showed real interest in the potential of working with animals. The graduation was the perfect end to a very successful project and Reaseheath College was a very proud host. We hope this is the start of an on-going professional relationship, meeting the wonderful young minds who may just be our future students!”