Collyer’s Student Ambassadors, nicknamed the “Dream Team”, are visiting schools and colleges across the region this autumn, to help year 11 pupils make informed choices about their futures and what Collyer’s can offer them in 2024. The students, who joined the college from schools all over the southeast, study programmes across the broad range of subjects offered at Collyer’s.
Ellie West Wilson, who has presented at assemblies and supported post 16 evenings, said: “We’ve really enjoyed our time at Collyer’s and feel that young people in the area thinking about where to go after leaving school deserve the chance to find out more about the sixth form college route.”
Stella Ackerman said: “I know that if I were back in year 10 or 11, I would have really appreciated the help and advice we offer.”
James Yandall said: “Being an Ambassador is our opportunity to give something back.”
Much of the early focus of the of Ambassadors has been visiting schools’ Post 16 Advice and Guidance Evenings. The work builds towards the Collyer’s Open Evenings, which take place on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November.
Jade Vohra said: “Being part of the Ambassadorial Team is an important responsibility and a fantastic chance to inspire young people to look forward to their education at our college.”
Collyer’s Deputy Principal, Steve Martell, said: “We are extremely grateful to our “Dream Team” for volunteering to help the class of 2024.”
Collyer’s Director of Admissions, Helen Lobb, added: “Who better to ask about Collyer’s than the students who actually attend the college?!”