Prizes and cake as the final ‘Young College’ cohort celebrates

This year’s Young College cohort, which sees pupils from years 10 and 11 taking up vocational opportunities at Truro College, has been described as “amazing” following the College’s annual celebration event.

BTEC students from the Young College Programme stand with Cheryl Mewton, Vice-Principal and Director of Studies at Truro and Penwith College

BTEC students from the Young College Programme stand with Cheryl Mewton, Vice-Principal and Director of Studies at Truro and Penwith

The ‘Young College’ programme sees pupils come into College one day a week to study a vocational subject such as construction and automotive or health and social care.

This day can often become the pupils’ best day of the week, where they can experience a different learning environment and get skills that can hopefully inspire them to go on to study further in future years.

Students from Richard Lander and Penair schools have been coming in to Truro College for 16 years, with hundreds of students coming through the programme over that time.

This year’s cohort received scrolls, awards were presented to notable achievers, and then everyone went for a celebratory afternoon tea and cake at the Spires coffee shop on the Truro College campus.

Cheryl Mewton, Vice-Principal and Director of Studies at Truro and Penwith College, awarded the scrolls and prizes, and said: “You’ve been an amazing group. I’ve spoken to your lecturers and some of your achievements have been absolutely amazing. We look forward to see what you go on to do—and we know that many of you are coming to do a course at Truro College next year. We celebrate your successes and achievements today, so very, very well done.”

Anita Foulsham, the Young College Coordinator at Truro College added: “It’s been an honour to follow your journey here at Truro College and I have watched you grow and mature into capable and responsible young people. The effort you have put in is remarkable.”

BTEC Technical Awards in Health and Social Care, Children’s Play, Development and Learning went to: Halle Craven-Oakes, Abi Dickens, Ruby Prowse, Abi Sara, Aleisha Sinclair, Josh Skelton, and Shannon Tann.

BTEC Technical Awards in Health and Social Care, Children’s Play, Development and Learning went to: Halle Craven-Oakes, Abi Dickens, Ruby Prowse, Abi Sara, Aleisha Sinclair, Josh Skelton, and Shannon Tann.

BTEC Technical Awards in Motor Vehicle and Construction awards, to:  Declan Broad, Callum Brodie, Josh Collis, Sonny Dwyer, Alfie Gilbert, Harvey Kent, Ben Michichi, George Muirhead, Zach Murphy, Joe Paris, Rob Rice.

BTEC Technical Awards in Motor Vehicle and Construction awards, to: Declan Broad, Callum Brodie, Josh Collis, Sonny Dwyer, Alfie Gilbert, Harvey Kent, Ben Michichi, George Muirhead, Zach Murphy, Joe Paris, Rob Rice.

Josh Collis won the ‘Outstanding Student’ award for Motor Vehicle and Construction students, and Harvey Kent won the ‘Most Improved,’ while Aleisha Sinclair won the ‘Outstanding’ Health and Social Care student award, and Shannon Tann the ‘Most Improved.’

Anita said of Young College at Truro College, which now draws to an end: “What an amazing programme which has benefited so many students over the years, many of whom have gone on to study at a higher level at Truro College. I shall miss it.”