Students get College Ready

Students get College Ready

Aspire Restaurant played host to students from Trafford College as they celebrated their graduation from the College Ready programme.

The College Ready programme is for Year 11 pupils who are transitioning into courses with the Trafford College Group in September after their extended break in education as a result of the pandemic.

The initiative was born in response to the continuing presence of COVID-19 and the confusion and apprehension it created for a lot of young people leaving school, and waiting to start college after so many months away from education.

Staff at the College were passionate about ensuring that students could enjoy their summer break free of anxieties around starting college and that they could feel confident and prepared before starting their course.

Together with community partner including Loudspeaker and Pottery Corner, staff at the College have been delivering creative sessions, anxiety and stress management guidance, and advice on street safety and online safety. Students were also introduced to the student engagement activities they’ll be getting involved in at college in September.

Student Engagement Lead and Programme organiser, Michelle McLaughlin, said: "We're delighted to have supported transitioning students on yet another successful College Ready programme. Introducing young people to further education is so vitally important to their wellbeing, at this time more than any other, and we look forward to helping them take their next steps with our College community."