Young people show they can do it

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YOUNG people with learning difficulties and disabilities have been unlocking their potential through successful completion of courses run at West Suffolk College.

The Springboard Course at the college enables young people aged 16 to 18 to complete a series of skillsets specifically designed for their needs.

Some 30 learners undertook life skills, personal development training and Duke of Edinburgh awards as part of the course and were presented with their certificates by Richard Carter, chairman of governors.

Marianne Beamish, Springboard course director, said: “This is always such a joyful event. Every learner has earned a certificate or award. Many have made huge progress both in their life skills and their social skills.”

Awards went to: James Bird, Reece Crouch, Kieran Horgan, Miles Leathers, Angela Godbold, Lisa Planck, Hannah Barlow, Amy Green, Craig Le-Carpentier, Matthew Lewis, Sam Wearing, all from Bury St Edmunds; Hayley Rush and Richard Laflin; from Cockfield; Lewis Scadding and Andreas Johnson, from Stowmarket; Yang Zhou, Luke Wing, Damien Allen, Mark Gardiner, Amy Fiddy, Richard Blair, Liam Duffie and Rui Maia, from Thetford and Brandon; and

Loren Sylvester, Aidan Sakaye, Stuart Bartlett and Jemma Mulligan, from Mildenhall.