The 10th Opportunities Fair was held at Askham Bryan College on the 26th June 2019. The day was attended by over 180 people; schools from around York attended the event with their students so they could find out more about what is available in York to young people with Special Educational Needs after they leave school.
At the fair, we had over 25 different providers who ran stalls in the main hall – these providers came with any resources they thought may have been useful to the young people on the day. It was great to see the young people asking questions to the providers and they went home having learnt something new.
Throughout the day there were workshops run by United Response, Animal Care from Askham Bryan College, York’s Independent Living and Travel Skills Team from York City Council, Horticulture from Askham Bryan College, Graphic Design run by York St John University, Plant Production run by Brunswick Nursery and a life skills workshop run by the Specialist Careers Advisers team at the council too. The young people were able to choose 4 workshops throughout the day to attend and every workshop ran so well. We cannot thank the teams that came on the day enough for their hard work and support on the day.
It was so lovely to get such great feedback and we cannot wait for next year!
“The day went so smoothly, everyone knew where they needed to be and when”
“I have already found the day useful and I have been here less than 10 minutes”
“The kids really enjoyed the animal care workshop, it was really modern and had a really lovely feel”
“I loved the animal care because I like the bits when we got to stroke and hold the snakes, I fancy doing it for my college course as well”
“I’ve enjoyed it at Askham Bryan college, I’ll come again”
“It was all about plants and stuff, probably the best one I’ve done so far”
Last Updated: July 2019