Certificate in Learning Skills students at TyneMet College held an activity day to raise awareness of Autism on Wednesday 2nd April and raised £243.76p for  North East Autism Society.

In the morning the students served tea, coffee, delicious cakes and biscuits to friends, family, fellow students and staff. Other activities included fun quizzes, workshops, raffles with some fantastic prizes, a penalty shoot-out football skills tester and a variety of challenge competitions.

The students kept their guests happy and entertained and managed to raise a staggering £243.76 which they will be donating to the North East Autism Society, TyneMet’s chosen charity for 2013-14.

In the afternoon, students delivered short presentations about their own experiences of living with Autism and a presentation was given by a parent relating to their perspective.

Andrea Cochrane, Head of Preparation for Life and Work, TyneMet College, said:

“The students worked very hard to arrange this event, I am delighted that so many people attended on the day and that such a fantastic amount of money was raised.

“The student’s main aim was to raise awareness of Autism and they managed to do this very subtly throughout the day.

“The event was a huge success and I would like to thank everyone involved!”

For more information about Preparation for Life and Work courses at TyneMet College, call and speak to a student advisor on 0191 229 5000, email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk or visit www.tynemet.ac.uk/foundation