ESOL Building a Brighter Future

NCS facilitated a residential for 45 16-18 learners

A group of 16-18 year old ESOL students attended a residential team building course over a three-week period at both Green Park Activity Centre in the Chilterns and across the South Essex College campuses in Luker Road, Basildon Town Centre and Thurrock. This was run in conjuction with the National Citizen Service, NCS. 

The NCS is designed especially for 16 and 17 year olds and exists to engage, unite and empower young people. Building their confidence so they can go out into the working world and achieve their dreams, no matter where they're from or what their background is.

Head of Department of the Gateway to Vocational Learning, Rosie Partin said "Feedback from the learners,the teaching team and the NCS team, was overwhelmingly positive. The residential course supported learners in developing leadership skills, working as a team, communication skills and also allowed them to develop a wider circle of friends and to share their personal experiences of what bought them to the UK and South Essex College."

Appreciation was given to Curriculum Head of ESOL, Susan Little and the ESOL teaching team for all their hard work that went into supporting and facilitating this experience for the students. Assistant Principal Student Experience Curriculum and Quality, Brad Brooks said, "What a life-changing experience this was for our students."