Huddersfield New College opened its doors to local year 5 and 6 pupils for an action packed week in the Health and Social Care department.
HNC students worked with pupils from Reinwood, Overthorpe, Littletown, Roberttown and Spring Grove in their own school environment before helping to facilitate a number of different workshop activities at college, ranging from an information hunt to a Makaton workshop.
The raising aspirations week is an important part of the annual HNC calendar, helping us to build community links with local primary schools. We’re big champions of these workshop days, as they are an integral part of extra curricular learning; with skills such as teamwork and confidence building explored, these days are aimed at preparing the year 5 and 6 pupils for moving on to High School.
Ben Burgin, School Liaison Officer, said “The Raising Aspirations Primary School project is designed to encourage pupils in Year 5 and 6 to aim high in their education. This gives the school pupils something positive to aim for as they make the transition into secondary school and our students acted as fantastic role models. The school pupils did exceptionally well in all the workshop tasks, they enjoyed themselves and we’re a credit to their respective schools.”
We had a great time and we hope our visitors did too. We can’t wait for next year’s workshops!