Year 11s get hands-on at Warrington Collegiate New Student Welcome Day

Young people starting Warrington Collegiate in September have been given an insight into what they can expect at the College thanks to a series of hands on taster sessions.

The New Student Welcome Day gave Year 11s the opportunity to meet their tutors, see the fantastic facilities at the Winwick Road campus and meet fellow students.

The day included activities in our wide range of courses from Motor Vehicle to Health & Social Care. Taster sessions gave an insight into the lessons the students will be taking in their chosen subjects and gave an excellent introduction to what student life will be like.

Students were able to try their hand at new creative hairstyles following a festival theme as well as trying new innovative techniques performing nail art which they will be looking forward to continuing in September.

Those interested in Motor Vehicle were given the opportunity to try their hand at compression tests and changing tyres while in Hospitality & Catering, students enjoyed getting messy making pizza and chocolate fondants.

It was hands-on in Brickwork and Carpentry & Joinery, with students tasked with building walls and mini bridges.

In Sport, Year 11s were tested on their football passing and shooting skills, as well as being given a brief insight into some of the theory work they will do during their time at the College.

For those interested in Performing Arts and Dance, staff and current students were on hand to tell future students about the exciting opportunities and real life work experience that awaits them.

We received excellent feedback following the day, with 99% of students rating the College as good/excellent on the day.

Some of the feedback given included: “It was good to have a good try of the course and meet the teachers which were lovely.”

“I really enjoyed myself. The tutors were very helpful and friendly.”

“The facilities are excellent and the staff are helpful and caring.”