The groups of year 8 students have been attending the college
every Thursday morning and Friday afternoon over the last 2 years
to learn new vocational skills. The collaboration also gave some of
the mainstream college students the opportunity to help the tutors
with the school groups.
The college aspect of the curriculum pathways has been well
received by both staff and students, with many students commenting
that their literacy and numeracy skills have improved as a result
of the activities they took part in.
Sharen Bell, Vice Principal of Ashington High School said the
collaboration was: "overall a very positive experience for our
students who have had a taster of college life. Hopefully this will
lead them to be more informed about their life choices at post