Northumberland park schoolNorthumberland Park School pupils visit CONEL.

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London welcomed 24 students who are all interested in Health, Social Care or Childcare from Northumberland Park School today (Wednesday 22 March) to discuss career options, advise on the application process and give them a taste of the sector.

The morning began with a session led by Sambit Sen, Head of Apprenticeships, who spoke about different career options and pathways, what the College has to offer and the importance of maths and English qualifications in any sector.

This was followed by a tour of the College and an interactive session led by the Health and Social Care tutors at the Tottenham Green Centre. The session was based around storytelling for young children and how it can help improve skills such as teamwork and vocabulary. Students were read the famous children’s story, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen, and explored different ways of bringing the story to life with the use of props and musical instruments. They were then asked to pick a story and creatively deliver it to the rest of the group as they would in a childcare setting.

Diane Liversidge from Partnership and Lifelong Learning at Northumberland Park School said, “This is the sixth year running that we’ve brought our year 10 students here for a taster session. Everyone here today expressed an interest in Health, Social Care or Childcare and we wanted to provide them with an insight in to studying in a college setting. It’s important for students to know about the entry requirements and different career options as well as get a feel for what college life is really like. These sessions are fantastic because they are so interactive and the students really enjoy them.”

Year 10 student Yamur Yavuz said, “I’ve really enjoyed the sessions today. I was thinking about becoming a one to one autism teacher and today has made my mind up that this is definitely the career path I want to take.”

Wendy Whitelaw, Curriculum Manager for Health, Care & Early Years said, “It’s very important to the College to support local schools in any way we can and today was a great opportunity for CONEL to give a taster of what we to offer. We’re the number one performing College in London, we have fantastic facilities and excellent teaching staff. All of this is right on their doorstep.”

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