T3 have been going to Belfast Metropolitan College every Friday and are really enjoying it. So far we have had an induction day where we toured the campus, got our student cards, have been using the college canteen facilities and had a library induction. We have also used the computer room and done some class based activities with our teacher Faith. This term we are going to be starting our OCN module ‘Transition to college’. The class have settled into the ‘college student’ way of life really well and are loving the experience.
This year T3 comprises of 11 lively and eager to work young people. Our class focus is to prepare the students for life after school. The T3 programme is a very practical one with an emphasis on developing independent, social, coping and life skills. We do this through a mixture of activities including using local facilities, healthy eating cookery, and grocery shopping. This year we are attending BMC Millfield where we will be learning how to access the local facilities in our community, cookery, and ICT classes. In school, we are completing an ASDAN ‘going to college’ portfolio which will showcase our college progress. The young people will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience both inside and outside of school. This year, a small group of pupils will be going to AEL in Larne on a Monday to sample work experience in warehousing, packing, postage, horticulture, catering in the café, and visiting the bottling plant. On top of this we will spend time doing recreational activities such as bowling, swimming and going out for nature walks. We have a very busy and fun filled year in store and cannot wait to get stuck in!