Education and Health students fundraise annually for a range of charities across the area, and this year they are raising money for local charity Tameside Toy Appeal. Students have already collected over £800 in sponsorship and have been fundraising around college dressed as Disney "heroes and villains".
Kyle Barnett, Fire Fighter for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, returned to Ashton Sixth Form College to volunteer with the Sport and Public Services department. Kyle began a Level 2 course in Public Services at Ashton Sixth Form College in 2012. Following the successful completion of this, Kyle then went on to progress to the Level 3 Public Services course. During his final year at the college, Kyle applied to join the Fire Brigade. He passed the application process and fitness tests required and, following his Level 3 course in Public Services, went straight in to employment. Public Services courses prepare students for a career in the public sector. Developing the skills required in the sector and gaining a broad knowledge of government, policies, crime and society, prepare students to excel after college.
Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship (DEAF), visited Ashton Sixth Form College to speak to Public Services students about the work of the organisation and the Sign Language enrichment offered at the college.
Over the weekend, our team of student ambassadors set up a stall on Ashton Market in honour of Scarefest 2017. Organised by the Ashton Town Team, Scarefest in Ashton-Under-Lyne aims to bring together the community over the festive halloween period.
Ashton Sixth Form College are taking responsibility for their role in keeping the neighbourhood tidy, as part of a joint initiative with Tameside Council and Tesco.
Ashton Sixth Form College have worked closely with Guide Dogs on a number of fundraising projects. Most recently, the Christmas Fair raised money for the Guide Dogs and Willow Wood Hospice. Eddie and Dawn presented the college with a certificate of thanks.