STOURBRIDGE MP Suzanne Webb said she was “blown away” by the work and dedication of students and staff at a town college after attending its leavers’ ceremony.

Conservative MP Suzanne was a guest at the event, held on Friday, at the Glasshouse College in Amblecote.

The Deputy Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Pete Lee, also attended the event at the college that educates children and young people, aged 16 to 25, with special educational needs and disabilities such as autism, with a focus on finding work.

Suzanne said of her visit: “I was blown away by the standard of the students’ work and the speeches made by staff and the young people.

“The college undertakes important work in our community and those who leave go on to achieve a great deal.”

Principal Alex Griffin said the MP’s support was “greatly appreciated” and he added: “Suzanne shares our commitment to advancing young people with complex needs towards greater independence and employment.”

Glasshouse College is run by the Ruskin Mill Trust on the site of the former Royal Dalton Glassworks. The centre also boasts craft workshops, cafes, theatres and a heritage centre for community use.

The college also has 46 acres of woodland and farmland that offer farming, animal care, forge work and greenwood work activities for the students to help them gain practical skills for their lives ahead.