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Aspirations students applauded at award ceremony

Tameside College’s Aspirations students celebrated with friends and family at their annual awards evening last week.

Nearly 50 students were presented with certificates by Nicola Welland, assistant principal and Tracey Barton-McClean, Aspirations curriculum leader for their achievements whilst studying at the college

Seven students were also presented with trophies for their dedication, hard work and development.

Jackie Moores, principal of Tameside College, said: “I’d like to say congratulations and well done to all our Aspirations students, I have seen them develop in to fantastic young people and role models for others. Whatever they go on to do next I am sure they’ll have a positive impact.”

Tracey Barton-McClean, curriculum leader for Aspirations, said: “Another year has gone by and again our students have done some amazing things and done lots for the local community. Their development has been phenomenal and I am proud of every single one of them, they really do deserve their awards.”

The Aspirations department at Tameside College is purpose-built for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, specially adapted to help learners progress just as other students in the College would. To find out more about courses in aspirations, call 0161 908 6600.

Students that won trophies included:

Post 19 education – Simon Gill

Supported internship at Tameside Hospital – Mark Harrop

Supported internship at Active Medlock – Liam Wray

Aspirations to employment – Billy Griffiths

Aspirations skills to independence – Rebecca Radcliffe

Aspirations skills to independence – Marcus Re

Callum Davies award – Michael McKernan

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