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Comic Relief fun

Friday, 22 March, 2013

Staff and students did something funny for money at Wakefield College recently and helped raise over £500 for Comic Relief. Staff from all campuses wore something red to celebrate the annual BBC fundraiser whilst Public Services students organised a ‘Harlem Shake’ dance at the Thornes Park Campus.

National Apprenticeships Week

Friday, 22 March, 2013

The Shadow Home Secretary and local MP, Yvette Cooper visited the Castleford Campus recently as part of National Apprenticeships Week. Yvette was welcomed to the College by Assistant Principal, Jo Simister and Programme Area Manager, Mark Butcher.

Children’s University pop-up shop proves a winner

Monday, 18 March, 2013

Wakefield Children’s University took over a unit at the Ridings Shopping Centre last week and welcomed over 100 visitors. The Children’s University pop-up shop saw pupils take part in a number of interactive activities including darts, golf, healthy food demos and karate.

New man at the Helme

Monday, 18 March, 2013

Wakefield College Athlete Development Programme (ADP) coordinator, Mark Helme, has landed an exciting new part-time role with the Football Association that wills see him help develop and nurture football stars of the future.

College students recreate tragic tale of local man

Tuesday, 05 March, 2013

Performing Arts students from Wakefield College often deal with high impact productions that are full of drama, romance and tragedy. However their latest piece, Drunk. Punch. Love has an added poignancy and aims to highlight the effects of drunken violence.

Koyaanisqatsi Music Project

Monday, 28 January, 2013

Koyaanisqatsi Music Project - for education purposes only. Music composed by HND in Popular Music student Lee Wood as part of a project that looked at modern compositional techniques.

College IT Department receives Microsoft accreditation

Wednesday, 09 January, 2013

Wakefield College has signed up to a new accreditation scheme which will give the people of Wakefield access to a range of valuable IT industry-standard qualifications. The College has now become a recognised Certiport testing centre authorised to run a host of Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) courses. The MTA is Microsoft’s latest suite of technology certification exams which validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies.

Festive Fiddle

Tuesday, 18 December, 2012

Students on the Higher National Diploma in Music (Popular Music) course presented the Festive Fiddle at Warehouse 23 in Wakefield. Five bands took to the new refurbished venue as part of a College wide Xmas party.

Award winners celebrate success

Monday, 17 December, 2012

Undeterred by the cold wintery weather, Wakefield College students gathered at the Castleford Campus on Friday evening for the Awards Ceremony, the College’s annual celebration of its students’ hard work, dedication and achievements.

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