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Tree planting project commenced at Thornes Park horticulture site

Wednesday, 08 April, 2020

Wakefield College's horticulture department received 100 native trees last month to be planted as a hedge around the newly established orchard at the Thornes Park horticulture site.

As part of a nationwide project run by The Woodland Trust to engage young people in planting trees, the charity has given away 100,000 native trees and Wakefield College was lucky enough to be…

Wakefield Girl called up to England Rugby Squad

Thursday, 27 February, 2020

Wakefield College student Aallisha Rhodes has been called up to the senior England Women’s National Rugby League team for their upcoming training camp and fixtures.

Aallisha is a key part of the College’s female Rugby Development…

Mechanics’ Performing Arts stars of the show in Royal Mail’s Valentine’s Day Video

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020

Mechanics’ Performing Arts dance students have been donning the famous ‘postie’ uniform to feature in Royal Mail’s latest video.

Wakefield College celebrates Apprenticeships success…

Monday, 10 February, 2020

Wakefield College’s newly opened Beaumont Building was the backdrop for the annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony last week

Wakefield Suffragist honoured by historic College building

Monday, 10 February, 2020

Wakefield College yesterday unveiled its Beaumont Building, named after local suffragist, Florence Beaumont.

WDH’s Construction Team works with Wakefield College to provide hands on learning for students

Friday, 31 January, 2020

WDH’s Construction Team is working in partnership with Wakefield College to provide work experience for their construction students to improve Monkhill in Pontefract.

T Levels update

Tuesday, 07 January, 2020

DfE endorses Wakefield Colleges T Levels implementation plan.

New Generation of Coders Studying at Wakefield College

Monday, 16 December, 2019

Pupils in Years 4-6 from around the Wakefield district have completed a term of coding at Wakefield College in conjunction with the Wakefield Children’s University.

England call up for College student

Friday, 06 December, 2019

Wakefield College Level 3 Sport student Chloe McDermott was selected for the England Boxing squad for the England vs Ireland Excel Duel, a prestigious tournament for the best young potential boxers (male & female) in the country.

Welding expert and former student takes up teaching with Wakefield College

Wednesday, 04 December, 2019

Former Wakefield College student and two times UK Skill Weld finalist Brian Fisher has taken up a lecturing position in Fabrication and Welding at our Castleford Campus.