22 May

Thank you to the parents who completed the survey on our new schooling consultation. We will be sending out an update with details of our next steps before the end of next week.

Our job coach Anne-Marie now has an update for us on what our Future Finders students have been busy with..

I normally write my weekly blogs in my office, where I tell you about the wonderful achievements that our Future Finders Students have done. I would have been talking about how Matthew would have been working hard at the Clean Plate Kitchen improving his baking skills, Jason and the amazing job he would have been doing at the Guinness Partnership building on his skills of handling money, Fahad supporting the public at the Library with their ICT requests, Lewis continuing to impress as a TA with the ICT groups at New Bridge MAT, Liam working hard at The Atrium Café serving customers or Joshua getting know more about his role at David Lloyd continuing to build his confidence working with the customers and helping out in the kitchen…….

Instead, I am sat in my kitchen writing this and although we haven’t been able to be in college or access our placements, I am still able to tell you about the wonderful things that our Future Finders students have been up to and it has been great to hear about them!

Either myself or Maria have been in contact with your parents, checking in, keeping you updated with what’s going on, helping with work that has been set or sometimes just listening to your stories of what you have been up to since we had to close….Things from becoming experts on games consoles, to ‘meeting up’ virtually with friends from both Medtia and other groups you go to, walking the dog, getting a bike and getting fit and healthy, to the excitement of getting a delivery slot for your food shopping and cutting your own hair just like our very own Lewis!!

Even though we aren’t in college, you have still been sent Maths work from Mr Holland and English work from Mrs Hartley and I have still been sending and receiving work around Employability.

Our Future Finders have still been looking for and applying for jobs – which is amazing! So we have been looking at Interview Skills, just in case..

We even had a couple of you enter the DT Competition – here is Matthew’s entry!

We have also been looking at Healthy Lifestyles – things that we can do to keep both our bodies and minds fit and healthy! The one thing that I have taken away from all the work that you have sent me is that in a world full of craziness, do something that makes you realise that you can escape from it all and do something that makes you feel good, even if it’s for a little while……..My escape for this week is that my youngest has started to ride his bike with no stabilisers!!

Stay safe and take care!!!! Hope to see you all soon!!

I’m very excited to say that the judging is now complete and Mr Bright is delighted to announce the winners of our DT competition ‘We Can Make It’..

The entries were fantastic and choosing the winners was very difficult – we had some incredible animations and videos entered from schools and colleges across the New Bridge Group to celebrate our NHS.

A lot of time and effort went into creating the animations and we’d like to thank each and every young person who took part in the competition.

In the end we had to choose a winner. Well, it’s joint winners actually:

Joint 1st place:
Matthew from Medtia and Josh from the Learning Centre

Runner-up:
Kai from Medtia

We will post the winning vouchers next week. Once again, well done to everyone for taking part!!

Well done Matthew!!!!

Happy half term and Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating this weekend.

Jaina
Head of College

You can view our previous updates and blog entries here

You can also contact the Oldham Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team directly on 0161 770 7777 and the Tameside team on 0161 3