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Linkage College Celebrates a Year of Achievement at 2015 Graduation

Graduates of 2015

Linkage College has said a very fond farewell to 37 students who graduated this summer. The annual graduation ceremony at Grimsby Minster on Tuesday 14th July also saw learners from both the Grimsby and Toynton All Saints (Spilsby) campuses receive awards for their personal achievements. Students from as far afield as Essex, London, Derbyshire and North Yorkshire were among this […]

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Video Update – Lincoln Flume Makes a Big Splash for Charity

Splashing in the Flume

It was a 12-hour day at the Lincoln Flume, as an army of people from Linkage, the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia and other organisations came together to transform Flaxengate, writes Tony Barker. From 7am, work started on lining up dozens of straw bales along the route. They needed to be securely wrapped in heavy-duty plastic, then  lengths of pondliner […]

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Linkage Salutes Bateman Award-winners 2015

Karl Crawford

A lecturer whose combination of motorbikes and Functional Skills inspired students and has brought a total of 12 awards to Linkage College has himself been recognised for his achievement. Karl Crawford was presented with the Chairman’s Award at the sixth annual Bateman Awards held by the learning disability charity, Linkage Community Trust, at Grimsby Minster on Friday night. Karl brought […]

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Batemans raise over £10,000 in “Big Week” for Linkage

Jaclyn Bateman and Ges Roulstone

More than £10,690 has been raised for Linkage  by Batemans, the family brewer based in Lincolnshire, following its first-ever ‘Big Week’ of activities across its 60 pubs. Throughout the first Batemans ‘Big Week’ in May, events were held at the brewery and at individual pubs, with everyone from the accounts team to landlords becoming involved. Activities ranged from darts competitions […]

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Linkage Sets a Wheelchair Challenge

A group of people with learning disabilities will try out life in a wheelchair in a special fundraising event in Cleethorpes this weekend (Sunday 12th July, 12 noon). Clients and staff at Linkage@Quayside, the adult skills service run by Linkage Community Trust on King Edward Street, Grimsby, decided on the challenge of a five-kilometre wheelchair journey along Cleethorpes seafront after […]

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Linkage student wins young people’s environment award

Dan Auton and his award

Grimsby-based student Dan Auton has won a new award for his work in the environment. Dan (21) from Richmond in North Yorkshire, a residential student at Linkage College on Weelsby Road, was named the winner in the Green Community category of the inaugural Viking FM Future Stars Awards, presented at the Oaklands Hall Hotel in Laceby, near Grimsby. The category […]

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Boultham Park Memorial Garden Wins Award for Employee Volunteering

A project which brought employees from different organisations together in Lincoln to create a special memorial to mark the centenary of World War One has won an award. The Centenary Garden at Boultham Park in Lincoln was developed in an area of waste ground near St Helens Church last summer. The achievement was recognised by the East Midlands Business in the […]

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New Boston Outreach Service for Information, Advice and Guidance

A new information outreach session is being launched for parents and carers in the Boston area to find out about help and support for children with special educational needs. Linkage is starting a fortnightly drop-in service to provide information, advice and guidance (IAG)  in the town, led by the Children and Families Development Worker, Sylvia Hutcheson. It is part of a […]

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Students Power to Victory Again in National Motorbike Challenge

The Weelsby Motorbike team

Students at Linkage College have swept the board for the second year running in a national competition which challenges young people to build motorcycles. Seven awards were won in the National Youth Bike Competition, surpassing last year’s triumphant performance, as a result of a trike made by students with learning disabilities who study at Linkage’s Grimsby and Toynton All Saints campuses. […]

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Level 2 – Hot Weather

Hot weather is particularly forecast for this week so Linkage is advising staff and clients to take logical precautions – to stay cool, keep houses cool and carry water. The conditions are expected to remain warm for the rest of the week. Check the weather conditions here.

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