‘Try It Out’ sessions at College of West Anglia

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Money from the European Social Fund will help some 300 young people get a taste of future learning by having a go at some of the many courses and activities on offer.

Try It Out sessions are being organised during half-term at the College of West Anglia, which has campuses in Cambridge, Wisbech and King’s Lynn.

The college is offering a range of sessions during February half-term at all three campuses where potential students can experience what college life is like for a day.

Inspiration for the local event comes from the Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and careers event, held at the NEC in Birmingham in November.

It comes under the umbrella of the Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund (ESF) and the Association of Colleges in the Eastern Region.

Young people have so many subjects they can get a taste of on Tuesday, February 18 at the King’s Lynn campus or at the Cambridge and Isle campuses on February 19.

Included are art and design, brickwork, Business management and admin, carpentry and joinery, catering and hospitality, childcare, computing, engineering, graphic design and photography, plumbing and electrical installation, science, sport, technical theatre and event management, travel and tourism and uniformed services.

At the Cambridge Campus in Milton you can have a tour on Wednesday of the Woodside Farm area and be able to meet the livestock and take part in practical agricultural activities.

Or on the same day you can learn more about animal management and get some practical experience of animal care duties, including feeding and cleaning out.

The equine area presents you with the opportunity to have a go on the equine simulator and name-the-parts-of-a-horse activity.

Also on February 19 at the Isle campus, Wisbech in the construction/joinery area you can learn to use hand tools to cut and shape timber, including chisels, hammers, mallets and a combination square.

At the King’s Lynn campus on February 18 and at Isle campus on the following day, the childcare session will help you learn how to care for electronic babies; practise bathing them and take part in creative activities.

The hairdressing, beauty and nail technology departments at Isle and King’s Lynn campuses give students the chance to have a go at doing creative hair styles and nail art and learn about the skills required to be a professional in the hair and beauty industry.

The travel and tourism session at the King’s Lynn campus on Tuesday, February, 18 has something a little different on offer. You can be part of the CWA cabin crew, including the chance to experience a realistic aircraft situation and give a safety demonstration.

To find out more about the college and the full Try It Out activities visit our website: www.cwa.ac.uk