Neurodiverse students at Wirral Met College commended at English Speaking Board International’s 70th Anniversary Event

Students at Wirral Metropolitan College were commended for their achievements at a special live-streamed event held to celebrate English Speaking Board International’s 70th Anniversary.

Celebrating its special milestone, English Speaking Board International (ESB) put the focus on success stories from its accredited oracy qualifications and shone the spotlight on the students who enrich its work.

The celebration, led by ESB’s Chief Executive, Tina Renshaw was hosted at Belfast Metropolitan College, and saw many organisations with their ESB learners from around the UK joining the event remotely, including Aurora Foxes Academy in Somerset; TCES Group in East London; University College of Isle of Man; The Link Secondary School in Croydon, and Condover College, based in Shrewsbury.

The ESB team, young people and key representatives from Belfast Metropolitan College, also attended in person, together with sponsors and supporters.

Some of the learners at Wirral Met College also had the opportunity to share their personal experience of ESB. One of them commented, “I felt nervous, but happy when I had finished.”

ESB’s Chief Executive, Tina Renshaw, said, “This year, we’re celebrating 70 years of realising the potential of all learners. As you’ve seen, ESB qualifications and experiences can help remove barriers to learning by enabling access to a wide range of curricula, building relationships and a sense of belonging, and developing self-esteem and a positive self-identity.

“For over 10 years we’ve provided specialist opportunities for learners with significant additional needs to succeed and this commitment is ongoing. At ESB, we want to reach these learners who face disadvantage and help equip them with the essential life skills they need to thrive in education, training and employment, giving them the life choices and freedoms that they are entitled to.”

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. is an internationally recognised Awarding Organisation offering high-quality Speech and Language qualifications with the aim to stretch the most able, support the least confident, and realise the potential of all by closing the disadvantage gap.

For more information about the qualifications on offer at English Speaking Board (International), please visit its website here

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