Thornhill Park School

Thornhill Park School is an independent specialist school based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear for pupils aged 4-19

Our mission is to work together inspiring, supporting, celebrating and equipping autistic and neurodiverse children, young people and adults.

As part of our Careers Education programme, pupils from THPS Emsworth participated in a visit from Stephanie Walker of Choices College, based at The Beacon of Light. Stephanie gave information on the wide range of courses they offered. A few of our pupils asked some really good questions.

Zak asked Stephanie if someone could go to their college if they had a job and was given the answer, 'yes, you could have a Saturday job and go to college during the week.'

Leeroy asked 'do you have to pay to go to college?' Stephanie answered 'no'. This introduced a discussion on university fees. 

Stephanie asked the group what they would like to do as a career after school and Rose answered that she'd 'like to run her own cafe'.

Overall it was a very informative visit with all pupils leaving with thoughts on their future.