Albany Students Sample the Delights of Runshaw

Twenty Year 9 students at Albany Academy have been sampling the delights of Runshaw College in order to help them make a more informed career choice. 

Students had the opportunity to sample courses such as Visual Art & Textiles, Public Services, ICT & Computing, Music, Media & Performing Arts, and Business.

Runshaw College staff were full of praise for the “excellent” attitude and standard of the Albany Students. David Elliot, the Schools Liaison Coordinator at Runshaw College, said “The My Futures Day is held once a year and it focuses on the students who are looking at a vocational route in college. It also focuses on the students who are unsure of which direction to go down. In all the students get to sample ten different areas on the day.”

Shirley Walmsley, who took the twenty pupils to Runshaw College for the day, said, "Our Year 9 pupils were invited to My Future’s Day at Runshaw College. The aim of the visit was to provide them with a wide range of vocational activities which were fun and engaging. It was the first time many of them had experienced a college environment and they certainly put their teamwork skills to the test to complete the tasks before them. Engineering, Health & Social, Catering and Business were just some of the courses which were available to sample. The students had such a great day and are now more informed of the skills and grades needed to get on to a vocational course post 16."