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College students revamp Wildcats’ website

Monday, 21 June, 2010

A team of web developers from a popular web design course at Wakefield College put their skills to the test after redesigning the Wakefield Wildcats’ website. The new website, which went live this week, was completed by students Tim Stringer, Greg Carrick and Sam Harris who have all recently successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Web Design at the College’s Thornes Park Campus.

The Revenger’s Tragedy

Wednesday, 16 June, 2010

The Revengers Tragedy is a tale of dirty tricks and heinous crimes, committed in the name of revenge. Set amongst the smoke and mirrors of Duke’s Circus we are privy to the trail of destruction that Vindice leaves in his wake. His urge to wreak bloody havoc on the Duke and his family was born from the murder of his beloved after she refused the cruel ringmaster’s advances nine years earlier. Years of festering loathing has rendered Vindice incapable of seeking anything other than vengeance, what follows is a rollicking rampage of bloodshed and merry murder. This production comes complete with tightrope walkers, strongmen, lion tamers, a live band and even a bearded lady! So Roll up Roll up and let the fun of the fight commence.

The Crucible

Thursday, 10 June, 2010

A dark cold night and the flames of the fire burn hot, the mood is one of mischief as Abigail leads the others in a merry dance. The rumours begin and the hysteria grows until the spurned lover points the finger in the wrong direction. Based on the Salem witch trials of 1692, The Crucible is a classic play that tells the fate of those ensnared in the persecution that leads to a tragic end.

Election fever hits Wakefield College

Friday, 07 May, 2010

Wakefield College was abuzz with election fever recently after regional and national political heavyweights visited the College. The College’s Thornes Park Campus hosted a hustings event with Prospective Parliamentary Candidates from the Wakefield District whilst the Margaret Street Campus welcomed Foreign Secretary David Miliband MP.

College lecturer hoping for chart success

Tuesday, 20 April, 2010

A Wakefield College lecturer is hoping to knock the likes of Cheryl Cole, Lady Gaga and Usher out of the UK pop charts. Simon Grainger, also known as Graingerboy, is one of 200 acts vying for votes in a unique Facebook campaign to fill the UK charts with unsigned singers and groups.

New York! New York!

Tuesday, 20 April, 2010

Globetrotting students from Wakefield College have recently returned from a residential trip to New York where they had the chance to experience and flavour the delights of the Big Apple.

Wakefield College named best public sector employer in Yorkshire and Humber

Monday, 15 March, 2010

There was an air of jubilation amongst staff at Wakefield College when it was named one of the ‘Best Places to Work in the Public Sector’ at a glittering awards ceremony in London. The College was placed 1st in the Yorkshire and Humber region and 30th nationally in the prestigious list which also includes universities, councils, primary care trusts and other public bodies.

Wakefield College receives prestigious AoC Beacon Award

Monday, 15 February, 2010

Wakefield College is celebrating after receiving a prestigious Association of Colleges’ (AoC) Beacon Award at a presentation ceremony in Westminster, London this week.

Presentation highlights dangers of gun and knife crime

Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Wakefield College students were given a hard hitting message highlighting the dangers of gun and knife crime at a presentation last week...

Health & Social Care students supports Children in Need

Tuesday, 24 November, 2009

Health and Social Care students from Wakefield College’s skillsXchange have helped in collectively raising more than £1000 for Children in Need by organising a number of activities. Across the College’s other campuses, students also took part in a sponsored silence, a three-hour aerobathon, cake stalls, leg waxing sessions and a car wash too.

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