College offers ‘have a go’

THE College of West Anglia (CWA) is encouraging anyone 15 and over from across the area to ‘Have a Go’ in a range of activities designed to give them a taster of the subject or skill area.

The ‘Have a Go’ days will give prospective students and parents the chance to try out some of the skills being taught in the various departments. They will be able to try their hand at skills including engineering, construction, forensic science, graphic design, catering and hospitality, fashion and textiles, performing arts, TV and film, hair and beauty, Agriculture, Equine and much more.

The events are designed to showcase the opportunities offered by the college to the communities it serves and to open students’ minds to the huge variety of careers possibilities their futures hold.

As well as finding out what courses are available, looking round the facilities and meeting current students and tutors, anyone attending the ‘Have a Go’ days will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience of a range of skills. The event is part of a major nationwide drive to create opportunities for young people to try a bite-sized taster of a new skill, trade or profession.

“This event provides a great opportunity to welcome people to the college, enabling them to try their hands at new skills and see for themselves what they can achieve in their careers. It’s a great way of igniting a passion to learn, as well as helping us connect with our local community.”

“The college has some really good professional facilities here and it’s a great way to show them off”, said Principal David Pomfret.

Current students will also be able to ‘Have a Go’ at other skills as part of ongoing activities at the college. CWA also have open days arranged during November when parents and prospective students can visit our three campuses (King’s Lynn, Isle and Cambridge) to explore options available post-GCSE including A-Levels, vocational courses and Higher Education.

The ‘Have a Go’ days take place during half-term on October 30 at King’s Lynn, October 31 at Isle, Wisbech and November1 at Cambridge campus between 10am - 3pm. Those interested in taking part should register in advance at www.cwa.ac.uk/haveago, places are limited.