Open Day & Transition Event
“A very positive event; full of interesting and highly relevant partner organisations, learners and parents.
Well done to all.” Community Action Derby.
On the 2nd April we welcomed young people, families, carers and professionals to our first Transition Event.
We were joined by 20 local providers who filled the hall and learning zone with exciting opportunities for young learning disabled adults. Organisations such as the Transitions Team, Derbyshire Advocacy Service, Beckside Care Farm and Umbrella shared many of the fantastic things that are available to young people as they move into adulthood.
Visitors were given a warm welcome from 4 of our learners, who supported the event with their confident and friendly meeting and greeting skills. The learners also shared, first hand, their experiences of transition while at College, their work experience placements and the activities they are now regularly attending.
Through ownership of their end goal, their targets and learning programmes they were able to confidently share with visitors just what can be achieved when you ‘start with the end in sight’.
“Excellent organisation and support from staff and learners.” Derbyshire Carers Association
Amongst our visitors we were also delighted to welcome Councillor Martin Rawson, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, who was later attending another event to mark World Autism Awareness Day at Derby Market Place and the River Gardens, where the weir was lit up blue to increase awareness of Autism.
“An exceptionally good event and worthwhile.” Derbyshire Advocacy Service
Photos by Russell Pollard Photography ©