Albany Students Help to Decide Their Future

Eighteen Year 9 students from Albany Academy attended an event at Runshaw College designed to raise awareness of potential careers that they could undertake. The ‘My Futures’ event organised by the college was a chance for selected students to learn more about vocational courses that they could enrol on in the future.

The students, alongside pupils from ten other schools, sampled vocational qualifications including Hair & Beauty, Public Services, Art, Business, Health & Social care, Catering and Hospitality as well as Media and Computing. Albany students shone in the activities winning top prizes in the ‘Songo Bingo’, and excelling in the ‘design a logo’ and ‘music festival’ tasks. In addition, Leah Bowker was singled out for her leadership qualities in another physical activity.

Mrs Walmsley, Careers Advisor and Librarian at Albany said, “All the students enjoyed the day and said it was an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. They would certainly like to return to Runshaw College. They came away with lots of information about a wide range of vocational courses and we were delighted that they demonstrated the confidence, politeness, maturity and enthusiasm which they always show in school.”

The feedback from the students was overwhelmingly positive. The day helped student, Chloe Ashcroft, to plan ahead for the courses she may wish to enrol on in the future. Chloe said, “I enjoyed the Hair and Beauty activity but Art and Business made me realise I could study something along these lines in the future.” Chloe Ashcroft.