Taster days are a huge success
On Thursday 25th June, students from an abundance of local secondary schools descended on both Abingdon and Witney College’s Abingdon, Witney and Common Leys campuses to get a taste of college life. The day consisted of an array of exciting activities designed to give year 10 and 11 students an idea of what a typical day at college is like.
Students were asked to give a preference of what subjects they would like to have a taster in and sessions included a variety of activities including darkroom magic in the photography studios, tractor driving at Common Leys Farm and a race against the clock wheel change in the motor vehicle workshop.
The day was designed to give students the opportunity to find out more about college and whether it could be an option for them after year 11. Teresa Kelly, Principal said “Some students don’t know what they want to do when they finish school or aren’t aware of the full scope of options available. Taster days are a great opportunity to experience vocational options such as construction, media and hairdressing and find out more about what careers are out there and how they can go about getting there.”
James Allen, Year 10 pupil at Faringdon Community College took part in the Art and Design taster session at the Witney campus, “The session was really interesting and interactive. The facilities they have at the college are amazing and the lecturers are really enthusiastic! In our taster session we were able to try lots of exciting drawing and painting techniques! ”