Life Skills Week at Inclusion College

February 2023

Learning for life 

Students at Inclusion College have been boosting their skills for life at their dedicated Life Skills Week. 

Throughout the week-long special, students will have the opportunity to try their hands at Makaton, Household finance, driving experience and mock interviews as well as regular gym and drama sessions and cooking.  

The week culminates in the ultimate College Crystal Maze challenge where students earn tokens for completing a series of challenges such as changing bed covers, ironing a shirt, making a snack and hot drink, tidying a messy classroom, painting a wall and composing and sending an email requesting information from their tutor.  Students can win prizes for finishing all the tasks. 

This is the second year that the College has run the week long scheme and students are looking forward to taking part. 

Head of Inclusion College Marie Greenhalgh ‘Life skills make up such an important part of the work we do with our students – helping them to develop these life long, invaluable skills that can increase independence, confidence and self-worth. This event was absolutely fantastic last year with such positive feedback from students and parents that we have now made this an annual part of our calendar.’

Inclusion College supports young people with mental health and additional learning needs and this second week long event aims to broaden horizons, develop skills and engage and promote active participation in these challenges. 

Marie continued, ‘These tasks are designed to offer knowledge and insight into several different areas our students may face as they grow and move towards more independent living. Areas such as household finance, driving skills and mock interviews can help them to prepare for their next steps after college with practical life skills like cooking, ironing and changing bedclothes adding to their confidence and self-belief. One of our core aims at Inclusion is to support our students to develop their mental health resilience and these life skills work to bolster that – developing their ability to self-care and have practical resilience. We are so grateful to everyone who supported this important week for our students.’

If you would like to get involved in Life Skills Week 2024 then please do contact the college at 

Take a look at more photos from the week here