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STEMplus Event

Thursday, 22 February, 2018

Students from across the district attended Wakefield College on the first day of half-term for the second of three STEMplus masterclasses.

Code Club at Wakefield College

Monday, 19 February, 2018

Year 4 pupils from schools around the Wakefield District have completed their first half term of Code Club in conjunction with Wakefield College and the Wakefield Children’s University.

Rugby Starlet signs pro contract

Monday, 12 February, 2018

Wakefield College Rugby Development Programme (RDP) player Stephen Gibbs has signed a professional contract with Halifax RLFC.

Wakefield College at the National Championships

Monday, 12 February, 2018

This year sees Wakefield College enter four talented students from the Academy of Sporting Excellence into the Association of Colleges Sport National Championships. The National Championships are held annually and comprises of the best athletes in the United Kingdom selected from each region. Each region competes for points in an Olympic style event and the winning region takes home the honours of being National Champions. University of Nottingham will host the event this year on 20-22 April with their new state of the art, multi million pound sports facilities.

Exciting plans for old Archive Building

Tuesday, 06 February, 2018

Wakefield College has revealed exciting plans for the former Registry of Deeds Building on Margaret Street. The building, which the College took over in 2017, will see a yearlong renovation project bring in new facilities for the study of music, hospitality, animal care and horticulture. Learners will also benefit from modern training kitchens and large rehearsal spaces whilst members of the public will be able to access a new commercial training restaurant and cafe.

JCT600 and Me – new College partnership

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

Wakefield College and JCT600 are excited to be setting up a new partnership, which allows students the chance to undertake work placements.

Wakefield College learning difficulty and disability sport programme

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017

Wakefield College started their learning difficulty and disability sport programme off this week with a futsal tournament against other colleges from around Yorkshire and Humberside.

500 miles in 5 days

Tuesday, 05 December, 2017

A Wakefield College staff member will be cycling 500 miles in 5 days during February 2018, and aiming to raise £5,000 for the YoungMinds charity.

College staff back Movember campaign…

Tuesday, 05 December, 2017

Lecturers at Wakefield College’s Castleford Campus have helped raise more than £300 for charity as part of Movember – the awareness campaign that involves men growing moustaches for charity.

Wakefield College backs fair funding call

Thursday, 09 November, 2017

Wakefield College is joining a national campaign spearheaded by the Association of Colleges (AoC) urging the Chancellor to make funding fairer for colleges.

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