Students at Stockton Sixth Form College have the opportunity to participate in a number of exciting and unique European projects. These are entirely funded by the EU and enable young people to travel across the continent, taking part in joint events with partner students from schools and colleges in neighbouring countries.
By the end of 2015, almost 100 college students had the opportunity to travel to Malta, Italy, Germany and France as part of Comenius, a programme which allows students to take part in distinctive cultural projects across Europe. So far, students have participated in script writing, theatrical performances and entrepreneurial activities around European cuisine. All these trips are free of charge and very highly regarded as students look to leave college and apply for university or employment.
As part of the college’s Travel and Tourism course, students have the opportunity to complete a 10-week paid placement in a hotel on the Costa Brava coast at the end of their second year. The project sees students take on customer-facing roles and receive training to study towards the recognised Europass qualification.
In the future, new programmes will be introduced which will take our students all over Europe and beyond.