Binoh graduates ready to take on the world

29 July 2015

Nine young people graduated from Norwood Binoh’s transition and apprenticeship programme in a moving ceremony at the Kennedy Leigh Family Centre, as their proud teachers and family members looked on. The scheme aims to help students with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential and gain the qualifications they need to move into further education or into the workplace, through training and on-the-job work placements.

The graduates stepped up to accept their certificates in subjects ranging from Functional Skills in Maths and English to Level 3 Apprenticeships in IT. Each and every one of the students was praised for their hard work and determination.

Teacher Melanie Coberman said: "The students were an absolute joy. They have such wonderful personalities and they’ve now developed the confidence to go on to the next stage in their lives."

Shani Morris explained how studying at Binoh had helped her to become more independent, saying: "I now plan my own outings. I learned how to play badminton and I found I had a real talent for sport."