Ex-student returns to help college

L to R: Kayleigh Watson, Charlotte Carter, Mandy Thompson of Wingate Nursery, Lorna-Beth Bartram and Karen Hogg
L to R: Kayleigh Watson, Charlotte Carter, Mandy Thompson of Wingate Nursery, Lorna-Beth Bartram and Karen Hogg
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A SUCCESSFUL student returned to her former college to pass on her expertise.

Mandy Thompson studied childcare at East Durham College in Peterlee in 2000 and has since gone on to become an associate teacher at Wingate Nursery.

Students were treated to a lecture about nursery planning, organising resources and how to help children take charge of their own learning.

“It’s great to be invited back to share my knowledge and experiences.

“I really enjoy working with the students,” Mandy said.

Current student Karen Hogg, 17, from Horden, said: “Everything I’ve learned will really help me with my assignments and to prepare for my work placement.”

Mandy has recently enrolled as a part time student at the college to study a foundation degree course in education and care to further develop her career.