TyneMet College apprentices play for real

TyneMet College apprentices play for real

Students at TyneMet College celebrated National Apprenticeship Week by turning their hand to play sessions with children.

North Tyneside Council Apprentices studying the Playwork Apprenticeship programme at the college spent a morning leading and delivering ‘risky play sessions’ at Shiremoor Adventure Playground, to students studying on Early Years courses.

Despite the freezing conditions, the apprentices worked with the first year students, teaching them to carry out ‘risk benefit’ assessments and introduced various resources that can be utilised in ‘risky play sessions’.

Pat Blyth, business development consultant at the college, said: “Despite the weather the students all turned out to take part in this event.

“The apprentices planned the session carefully and there were plenty of activities for the students to take part in.”