Six learners competed for South Thames College in various World Skills UK skill competitions at the Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The event had thousands of visitors over the three days with over 500 competitors in 61 competitions. Four of the six South Thames students that competed won medals.
Two students from South Thames College (Brendan Kiernan,18 and Charlie Girdler, 17) have been selected to play for the England Colleges squad through their involvement with AFC Wimbledon Football Club. The club is in the third year of running a Senior Academy at the College's Merton campus. Its aim is to develop outstanding football players whilst giving them the opportunity to study for a BTEC qualification.
It has been a long journey for the young men who competed in trials against 240 other young hopefuls back in October in the hope of securing a place in the England College's squad. They beat stiff competition to make the final 20 and will have the chance to travel to Italy in May to play in a tournament against players from all over Europe.