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Students Bring Positivity to a Local Care Home

Friday, 07 May, 2021

Students on the Alternative Curriculum programme recently provided elderly residents at a care home with some much-needed cheer!

The group was completing the ‘Taking part in an activity' unit where the group decides on an activity to do together. One student, Rickie, suggested creating something to have delivered to an elderly care home because “They have found Lockdown very hard and lonely…

Get SET students raise money for Student Crisis Charity

Wednesday, 05 May, 2021

The Wakefield College Get SET programme usually offers substantial work placements to students for on-the-job learning.  Unfortunately, within the past year, this hasn’t been possible and so the students have instead been working hard on enterprise activities to practice their employability skills. The students made and sold chocolate Christmas wreaths back in December with over 40 orders raising…

An Elf for a Day

Wednesday, 02 December, 2020

The Care and Early Years department at Wakefield College have signed up to the Elf Day 2020 to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimers Society.

And the awards keep coming!

Thursday, 22 October, 2020

Wakefield College have been working hard this year in an enormously challenging environment to ensure our young people still get the opportunities they deserve, and one team have recently been awarded for their dedication in the face of this adversity.

FLEX support local charity with huge donation

Thursday, 09 May, 2019

FLEX students have shown tremendous support for local charity City of Sanctuary with a huge donation of items.

Former student returns to buy Wakefield College site

Monday, 19 November, 2018

Wakefield College is pleased to announce the sale of its Thornes Park Campus to Wakefield-based, award-winning humanitarian charity Penny Appeal. Founded by local entrepreneur and former College student, Adeem Younis, Penny Appeal will unveil plans for the site in the coming weeks.

Care & Early Years set to make a big impact during “Make a Positive Contribution Week”

Friday, 16 November, 2018

The College’s Care & Early Years department is set to make a huge contribution to CAP Care this year as part of the annual “Make a Positive Contribution Week”

Wakefield College have been awarded ‘College of the Year’ in the West Yorkshire region

Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Wakefield College has been awarded ‘College of the Year’ in the West Yorkshire region for the dedication and support to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Turning up the heat on Dementia… with cupcakes!

Thursday, 14 June, 2018

Staff at Wakefield College raised an impressive £215.40 for The Alzheimer’s Society through home-made cupcakes for the charity’s cupcake day.

Turning the Pennines Pink for Kae!

Friday, 27 April, 2018

Wakefield College Business student and football fanatic, Conor Mahoney, will walk through the night from Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium to raise vital funds in loving memory of Step-Mum, Kae.

Seventeen-year-old Conor Mahoney will be lacing up his boots and taking on the Pennines on Sunday 6th May in a mission to walk 23…