College welcomes over 700 “students of the future”

Daniel Beech with one of the goodie bags that were given away at a College of West Anglia open day.
Daniel Beech with one of the goodie bags that were given away at a College of West Anglia open day.

A major logistics operation brought more than 700 pupils into the College of West Anglia’s three campuses to get a taste of what student life could be like for them in the future.

The event was bigger than last year with more schools and pupils involved.

The year 10 taster day saw the college open its doors to students and gave them the chance to choose a subject area and experience what it would be like to study at the college.

Twelve schools took part, with more than 500 pupils joining the King’s Lynn campus, over 100 going to Isle campus, Wisbech, and 73 from eight schools going to the Cambridge campus.

A wide range of subjects were sampled during the four-hour stay including forensic science, uniformed services, performing arts, motor vehicles and paint and body works, hospitality, travel and tourism, graphic design, equine studies and animal care.

The huge exercise was planned and organised by the college’s marketing department schools co-ordinator Daniel Beech with other staff support.

It had involved liaising with all schools to plan ahead, arrange subjects, transport logistics and finally arrange for every pupil to get a takeaway bag with course details and pen.

Daniel said: “We had over more pupils involved than last year and the day went well. I am grateful for all staff support and to our lecturers for setting up their special lessons.”