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Wakefield College students go on an expedition

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

Health and Social Care students from Wakefield College recently spent a morning on Mars, exploring the Great Barrier Reef and visiting Buckingham Palace all in the comfort of their classroom. The College teamed up with Google Expeditions recently and gave students the opportunity to try on new virtual reality headsets giving them unique insight into areas of interest from across the world and beyond.

Olympic level training for College swimmer Thomas

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017

Wakefield College student, Thomas Raddings, was invited to a Down Syndrome Swimming Team GB training camp for two days in January in Portsmouth and Isle of Wight.

Performing Arts students get a masterclass from West End star

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017

Performing Arts students from the University Centre at Wakefield College were in the esteemed company of West End star Julia Worsely this week when she led an interactive masterclass and took part in an open question and answer session at the Mechanics' Theatre, Wakefield.

Students get a taste of construction

Monday, 13 March, 2017

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, Wakefield College attended a construction focused careers event, which took place at Leeds Rhino’s Headingley Stadium and cricket grounds recently.

Wakefield College celebrates Apprentice success

Wednesday, 08 March, 2017

The picturesque surroundings of Yorkshire Sculpture Park formed the backdrop for Wakefield College’s annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony this week. Senior College staff were joined by local business leaders and local dignitaries to celebrate the success of apprentices and employers at the glittering awards evening.

PREVENT Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, 01 March, 2017

The prevent performance, by Wakefield College Performing Arts students, follows main character Tom through his College and home life as he begins to question world events and their impact. He eventually becomes influenced by an extreme group and ends up taking extreme measures for what he believes is right. The performance tackles how young people can be influenced over time and how friends, family and teachers can work together to prevent extremism. The performance was shown to hundreds of internal students and is due to be filmed by West Yorkshire Police to be distributed nationally.

College work placement team on a mission…

Monday, 20 February, 2017

Wakefield College’s newly appointed Work Placement team is on a mission to bring students and the region’s businesses closer together.

Students experience college master classes with STEMPLUS

Thursday, 16 February, 2017

Wakefield College recently welcomed over 170 students in Year 8 and 9 at local schools to take part in STEMPLUS master classes. These enthusiastic learners had the opportunity to try out activities in a range of subject areas across college, particularly focusing on science, games development, and computing.

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