Young stars are given a taste of college life

William McCann, James McKnight, Harry Wheatley, and Josh Stewart.
William McCann, James McKnight, Harry Wheatley, and Josh Stewart.

Promising students from the borough have kick-started their summer holidays by becoming musicians, beauty therapists and crime scene investigators for the day.

The youngsters, who were winners and finalists in the North Tyneside Learning Trust Star Awards, visited Newcastle College to have a taste of what it would be like to work in the music and beauty industry or uniformed public services.

Molly Nelson,from Wallsend, was a finalist in the Inspiration Award category for the help that she gives to her parents in caring for her younger disabled sister, and along with her friends,she got to take on the role of beauty therapist, nail technician and hair stylist.

Another group were presented with a mock-up crime scene, which involved a ‘dead body, drugs, weapons and piles of money’. Donning CSI suits, the team had to collect evidence and use it to solve the crime. For Green Award finalist, Harry Wheatley and his freinds, cracking the case was not a problem.

Kehri Ellis, chief executive of North Tyneside Learning Trust, said: “It is fantastic to see the NTLT Star Award winners enjoying a special taster day at Newcastle College.”