YEAR 10S ENJOY A TASTE OF COLLEGE
Twenty-one Year 10 students had the opportunity to get a flavour of life at Darlington college during a Taster Day, alongside students from Northallerton School, and other local schools. The students all chose two lessons to attend, and took part in practical sessions. They experienced a wide variety of lessons including catering, engineering, automotive hairdressing, joinery, robotics and sport. They also had lunch in the college food court, met the staff, and saw some of the many great facilities on offer.
All the students thoroughly enjoyed the day, with all of them saying it really helped them to gain an insight into what life at college would be like. Here’s what some of the had to say:
“It was an amazing experience, the staff were very friendly.” ( Miles )
“I now have a better idea of what I’d like to do in the future.” ( Amelie )
“I had a great day at Darlington College as it gave me an insight into what I’d like to do when I leave school… overall an absolutely brilliant day.” ( Joe )
“I had a great day at Darlington College. The best thing was bricklaying, it showed me what the real world is all about.” ( Jack )
Ruth Hamer, Careers Advisor, accompanied the students on the visit, and said: “For many students , taking the next steps after school can feel incredibly daunting. To be able to give some of our students the opportunity to visit the college and experience lessons is hugely valuable to them. The students all had a great time, even those who were initially a little nervous got involved, made new friends and were able to experience one of the options open to them after school. We were incredibly proud of all of the students. Thank you to Darlington College for organising such a great day.”