Members of Student Crew have been working with the Supported Studies students over the summer to provide them with a full understanding of their journey to college come September.
Travel Trainer James Sutton explained: “The team of travel buddies are able to provide more students with more opportunities to practice their journey than I could working on my own. So not only does the travel buddy scheme increase the number of students who can train at any one time, but also improves their individual chances of achieving success as independent travellers.”
Student Crew worked on a one to one basis with new students joining the college this September to ensure that they fully understand the route to college and when and where to get their bus from.
Student Crew member Hayley Bisland explained: “The travel buddy scheme is a great experience for the students and for me as a buddy as it is very rewarding and motivates me to help the students achieve their goals.”
Supported Studies student Sam Pelling commented: “I have found it really helpful being shown all the bus stops I can use and learning the times that the buses leave.”
From a parent’s point of view, Mrs Gilroy added: “The travel buddy scheme is good for students with learning difficulties because it gives them confidence and independence.”