Year 10 students at Albany Academy have been sampling the delights of Wigan and Leigh College in order to help them make a more informed career choice. Students were given the opportunity to sample vocational courses, the Professional Honours Programme or Construction and Engineering options.
The Catering and Bakery School was a particular hit with two students, Sam Turbitt and Mathew Pearson, who enjoyed making cream eclairs for their teachers.
Students also had the opportunity to sample courses such as Animal Care and Management which is relatively new to the college, Floristry and Horticulture and Performing Arts and Beauty Therapy amongst others. The feedback from students was fantastic with students commenting on how they had a “great day, and a fantastic time.”
Careers advisor at Albany Academy, Mrs Walmsley, said, “Staff and students alike had a fantastic day and it definitely showcased what Wigan had to offer our students for post 16 choices.” When asked, what was the best part of the day, Jaydean Cummings from Year 10 simply replied, “All of it.”
Megan Spencer, from Wigan and Leigh College, was impressed with the students’ enthusiasm, “Wigan and Leigh College had the pleasure of welcoming Albany Academy Year 10 pupils to our College for Sampling and I must the students have been a true credit to the school.
“A large number of schools carry out Sampling Days at Wigan & Leigh College and I must say Albany have certainly set the bar and are leading the way in behaviour, manners and an exceptional positive attitude to learning.”