This year we are introducing our very first 'PRISE Week.' PRISE stands for:

Be Prepared
Be Respectful
Be Inspired
Be Safe
Be Engaged

The week will be full of opportunity for all learners to personally develop, reflect, be mindful and prepare for life beyond college. All learners have the opportunity to engage with a wealth of activities, workshops and delivered sessions across the week. A full programme has been produced and where appropriate learners will be directed to specific mandatory sessions. The remainder of the programme is open and learners are able to chose which sessions to attend.


We want our learners to gain more from their college experience than the qualification pathway they are on. The aim of PRISE is to develop the following:


Preparation for a new academic year

Preparation for life outside college

Preparation for progression


Respect for each other

Respect for yourself

Respect for the college and neighbourhood

Respect for the environment – sustainability


Be inspired to achieve the best outcomes this academic year

Be inspired to set yourself goals for your future

Be inspired to develop new skills, beyond the curriculum

Be inspired to engage


Know how to keep yourself safe

Know how to keep others safe

Be confident to report something that doesn’t appear safe


Engage in all elements of your programme of study

Engage in new challenges

Engage in being part of the voice of the college

Engage in shaping you future

Engage in being an active member of the college community through volunteering, Social Action Projects and charity events

What sort of events should we expect?

  • Staying safe on-line
  • Gange culture and county lines
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Supporting mental health
  • Stress management
  • First Aid skills
  • Sporting challenges
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Fundraising events
  • Learn to cook a meal on a budget
  • Audition for the college student band – looking for singers too!
  • Sustainability project workshops – recycle, reuse, repurpose.
  • Kindness challenge
  • Street Art
  • Stories from LGBTQ+ professionals
  • Black History Month
  • British Sign Language