Our horticulture department supports students in their learning and personal development. As with all the departments, there is a mixture of life skills, combined with vocational learning and emotional support provided through the subject of horticulture. Both groups maintain the grounds around Cantray Square and the college’s training facilities.
Here is a flavour of what is on offer from our Horticulture Department:
Amanda has worked in horticulture for 20 years and came to Cantraybridge in 2015 to help create and run the market garden. Amanda's role includes working with students, raising plants from seed to harvest, using organic gardening methods, and welcoming community and school groups for visits and activities. Aside from growing, she is also very keen to promote awareness concerning sustainability, diversity and recycling.
Cantraybridge promotes the skills and talents of young people with disabilities. We champion the rights of young people by creating opportunities to learn and grow.
We support our students to develop skills equipping them for work. We empower our young people through a managed transition from college to enhance their employability.
We provide accommodation for 20 students attending College. Residents develop their independent living skills whilst they are here in preparation for living in a place of their own.
Our Social Enterprise includes Cantraybridge Cafe and Venue Hire, our Market Garden and the visitor facilities at our Aviary department. We are open from Monday to Friday 12pm - 2pm
We hosted our recent Employers' Event, organised by Transitions Out Officer Alison Spriggs. The event was delivered by Alison along with a team of students - Kerry, Dean, Joe, Laura, Laura...
We recently held our first annual student and staff awards. we invited nominations from our whole team for awards in a number of categories covering each of our student college teams, our...