The achievement of young learners was celebrated during a presentation evening as over 80 Year 11 students completed a qualification with Truro College.
Students from Penair School, Richard Lander School, The Roseland School and the Short Stay School at Glynn House all completed their chosen course after attending Truro College for a day a week for the past two years from a range of subjects including Hairdressing, Beauty therapy, Motor Vehicle, Public Service, Catering and Childcare.
Gill Dyer, Young College Co-ordinator for Truro College said: “It has been an extremely successful cohort with the highest retention and achievement levels of any group to date. Young College is going from strength to strength, from September the College is offering Construction courses in the brand new Seaton Building and we’re delighted with the response from the schools in supporting this. A group of eighteen Year 9 students have already enrolled to start construction courses in September. The young learners are valued by the College, and both the schools and the College are proud of the outstanding achievement this year.”
Cheryl Mewton, Director of Studies at Truro College, joined the students, their parents, families and staff from both schools and the College for the presentation evening, and welcomed everyone and congratulated all the students involved on their outstanding achievements.
Students gaining individual awards were: Hairdressing – Lauren Hopkins (Richard Lander School); Beauty Therapy –Jessica Moon (Richard Lander School); Motor Vehicle – Brandon Prynn-Tann (Pentair School) and Catering – Macauley Nesbitt (Richard Lander School).
Mrs Jane Black, Head Teacher of The Roseland School spoke of how the changes in curriculum have opened up new opportunities for pupils allowing them to gain valuable experience and skills in vocational area. This has only been possible because of the close partnership working between the schools and the College.