Over 100 Students from local high schools celebrated their success recently at an awards ceremony for students participating on the School Partnerships’ Programme (SPP) at Southern Regional College, Armagh Campus.
Southern Regional College welcomed Year 12 students from City of Armagh High School, City of Armagh Learning Support Centre, Lisanally Special School, Markethill High School, St Catherine’s College and St Patrick’s High School to celebrate their achievements at this special awards ceremony.
The School Partnership Programme enables Year 11 and 12 students in the school sector to sample areas including, digital imaging, joinery, beauty, hospitality, hairdressing and plumbing to name a few, in order to make a more informed career decision.
The students on the SPP programme attend SRC one day per week for two years and achieve recognised qualifications on completion of their studies.
Speaker on the day was Sam Coulter, past SPP pupil from City of Armagh High School who has now continued on to SRC to study Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles.
SPP Student of the Year was awarded to Courtney Agg and the Endeavour Award was presented to Jordan Sterritt, both from Markethill High School.
Brian Doran, Chief Executive, Southern Regional College, commenting on the close partnership working between local schools and SRC said: “The partnership between Southern Regional College and the schools in the Armagh Area Learning Community provides opportunities to pupils to benefit from a wider curriculum by undertaking a range of courses not available to them in school.
“The various courses lead to nationally-recognised qualifications that will not only help pupils make better career choices but will also help them get employment in the continuing challenging economic environment.”