High School Taster Day
Wed, 20 February 2013
Tameside College hosted a taster day for local Year 9 and 10 high school pupils.
Almost forty young people attended the event, from a variety of high schools including; Samuel Laycock, West Hill and Droylsden Academy.
The young people were divided into six groups and were given the opportunity to participate in six different activities, lasting 20 minutes each, covering the following areas; Catering, Engineering, Construction, Fashion, Hairdressing and Public Services.
Each activity was designed to be both practical and interactive to help give the pupils an insight into the different vocational areas available at the college.
Amongst the pupils favourite activities were; create your own gingerbread man and decorative napkins during the Catering activity, build the tallest structure, using marshmallows and spaghetti for Construction and completing an obstacle course whilst blindfolded for Public Services.
Headteacher of Samuel Laycock, Dave McIllroy, said, “Our students found the event a great success. Staff commented that it was the best event of its type that they have attended. It was well organised and the 20 minute sessions met the learning and concentration needs of our students really well. Everyone was made to feel really welcome”.