Tameside College students bringing hope to the homeless
Thursday 15th December 2016 @ 08:23 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Community News

A teaching assistant teacher at Tameside College has encouraged her teaching assistant students to collect coats, clothes, blankets, sleeping bags and toiletries for homeless charity Barnabus.

They have amassed over 50 bags from donations by staff, students and the local community.

Teacher Hayley Barclay said: “Helping out with the appeal for Barnabus is a great way to improve the students’ confidence and team working skills. It also allows them to approach the course more holistically by helping others in need.”

Alannah Mason, who is studying on the level 2 teaching assistant course, said: “We’ve really enjoyed doing the appeal together. As we’re training to be teaching assistants, the appeal is a great project for us to work on together as we are going into a nurturing profession working with children.

“Hayley has been an amazing teacher and I wouldn’t have got this far had it not been for her saying I could do it. I’m really proud of what I have achieved coming back to college especially being a mother with a young family.”

A free six week pre-teaching assistants course will start on January 13, 2017.

For more information on Tameside College’s teaching assistance courses, you can call 0161 908 6752 or visit www.tameside.ac.uk.