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Need for Speed

Monday, 15 April, 2013

Engineering students at Wakefield College’s Castleford Campus spent time in the fast lane recently when former world land speed record holder, Richard Noble OBE, came in to talk to them about careers in the Engineering Industry and his involvement in the latest project that will see the British Bloodhound SCC team aim to take the land speed record to over 1,000 mph.

Wakefield College Health Week

Monday, 25 March, 2013

Students from Wakefield College have been getting fighting fit thanks to a week long programme of health related activities and fairs. The first ever Health Week took place across all three of the College’s campuses and saw hundreds of students taking part.

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.

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