08 Jul

Well, you might think that as we approach the end of the school year things are starting to slow down here at Medtia Square but I can assure you this is definitely not the case!

This week has been focused massively on transition for young people and their families who will be joining us in September via one of our pathways or our Future Finders course. With over 40 young people moving to the building, we have hosted a number of transitional visits and our open evening last night when we were thrilled to welcome over 30 families to see our fabulous building for the first time! It is fair to say that there was a real buzz in the air last night and that both young people and their families are beginning to get extremely excited about their move up to Medtia. As I talk about regularly, this building has provided not only an age appropriate environment with state of the art facilities but also a brilliant town centre location that allows us to offer so much more to our young people. I can’t wait to welcome our pathways students to the building in September and I look forward to seeing what an impact the provision at Medtia will have on their curriculum.

Horizons have had another busy week with their various visits out into the community, here are just a few of this weeks activities…

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I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Yvonne at Horizons and Reece from Future Finders who stood up in front of 300 staff at our training event on Tuesday evening. As a staff team we were looking at destinations, and tracking where our students go when they leave New Bridge and what opportunities are available to them in the future. Yvonne and Reece both displayed shining examples of how to succeed and make the most of any opportunities that are offered in life. They did brilliantly and were an inspiration to us all.

Finally a big well done to Alice, one of our Future Finders, who has bagged herself another job! She will be working at the Bean Good Cafe in Oldham as an independent volunteer – she has once again made a huge impression and looks forward to continuing her independent volunteering in the months to come..

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The Future Finders students who have finished their placements have been working on a leisure project, finding ways to have days out for free and as you can see they have definitely discovered how to have some fun..

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Tonight is our New Bridge Year 11 and Year 14 prom, so I shall leave this week’s blog here so that I can go and turn myself into Price Charming for the evening!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Daniel
Future Finders Manager

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