Quick Info


For further information on safeguarding please click here.

Weekly Blog

Stories and information about our School. Click here to view our blog.

Another busy week has flown by here at Medtia, can you believe that we only have three weeks left before we close for the Christmas break?

In my last blog I talked to you about new opportunities for apprenticeships in the future and how we are continuing to forge links with local businesses. Just a week later we have yet more developments in this area! I am thrilled to inform you that one of our Future Finders interns has been successful in gaining a working interview at a new café in Oldham town centre. Brian has been working in the kitchens at The Premier Inn for the past term and as a result of gaining so many skills on this placement, he massively impressed his new manager in his interview yesterday. Well done, Brian and good luck with the working interview!

This week we also welcomed some of the management team from Oldham libraries. We are extremely excited to be working with the team – they have agreed to partner with us and are offering our young people 3 internship placements after Christmas. Roles will include shelving stock, administrative support and customer service! This is another fantastic new partnership for us which will hopefully lead on to paid work for some of our young people.

Now, whilst some of us have been working up a sweat at the Atrium café this week as we get busier and busier, others over at Horizons have been having a very relaxing time in their new yoga sessions led by Faye. As you can see, this new activity is proving very popular with young people and staff alike..

Over at the Learning Centre, Hayley’s group have now just about recovered from John’s appearance last Friday during Children in Need day..


They have wrapped up well and had a great time at Ability Wheelz..

15058573_1176554359102974_1556196604_n 15135512_1183288641762879_702883136_n 15207827_1183286648429745_1574155100_n 15211500_1183286798429730_1977901162_n

As usual, they have really enjoyed baking..

25-11-16-051jpg 25-11-16-057jpg

..getting creative..

25-11-16-002jpg 25-11-16-003jpg 25-11-16-004jpg 25-11-16-006jpg

..and messy..

25-11-16-011jpg 25-11-16-014jpg 25-11-16-015jpg

We’re pleased to say that they are also very good at cleaning up afterwards..


It’s not all been hard work though, they’ve still found time for plenty of pampering and relaxation..

25-11-16-021jpg 25-11-16-027jpg 25-11-16-035jpg 25-11-16-062jpg 25-11-16-071jpg

The first floor at Medtia Square is becoming an industrial hub with a busy production line working to meet the demands of Digit4ll’s Christmas orders! I don’t know about Black Friday, we’ve had ‘Manic Monday’, ‘Ruby Tuesday’….you get the picture! They’re a busy bunch up there as Mr Bright reports…

This week Digit4ll have been really busy on the first floor with all kinds of projects on the go! Printing orders for canvases and t-shirts and filming out on location have been some of the key developments this week.

On Tuesday Reece, Luke and Sufyaan went to Oldham Leisure Centre to film some of the young adults on work placements there as part of the promotional video they are making for Future Finders..

img_0020 img_0025img_0031

The three guys did brilliantly, setting up the video and audio equipment, recording the different places where Future Finders students work and interviewing the staff of OCL..

img_0030 20161122_111409_1480081876153 20161122_111441_1480081876833 20161122_111436_1480081876767

All three IT pathway students really impressed me. Luke has now become a real role model for the rest of the students and doesn’t need any support whatsoever when doing any video production. Reece was responsible for sound for the first time, recording with a shotgun microphone and worked sensibly and maturely when called upon. Sufyaan wasn’t confident to begin with but showed real promise that if he is given a chance he will thrive. The shoot was a really successful one and once the Future Finders video has been edited we will launch it here first!

The promotional video is part of our New Bridge Productions enterprise which creates videos for all kinds of occasions – you can find samples of our work on our Vimeo page here.

Christmas is coming and that means one thing for our printing enterprise…a huge amount of orders! People love a family canvas as a present or a personalised mug as a stocking filler and this week has seen the start of our Christmas rush. All the students have their own personal role; Mitchell checks all the emails that are received..


Afsana, James and Joshua help edit images, Luke and Tia print the orders, Jordan and Cameron pack and wrap the canvas prints and Brandon and Tom oversee all finances..

p1060107jpg p1060108jpg

I would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Slater who has been supervising the packing and exports team. All the students are working really hard in order to keep building their enterprise. They now have an added incentive as several of them are shareholders in the enterprise and they can see their hard work as a way of making some money by the end of the year..


If you would like to know more about our products or you would like to purchase an item for Christmas or any other occasion, please get in touch via email to nbprinters@newbridgegroup.org


This weekend I am off to London with my choir to see ‘School of Rock’ – I just hope they’re as good as our Thursday night rock band at Medtia! Have a great weekend,

Director of Employment & Co Head of Site at Medtia Square

You can view our full blog here

Click here for this week’s news from Graham


1 Medtia Square, Phoenix Street, Oldham, OL1 1AN

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 4pm

Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email