Students look to the future at College Open DayBy Jennie Slevin
February 12, 2013
Prospective students visited Bracknell and Wokingham College in the hopes of finding their ideal course at its open day.
The majority of the 500 visitors were school pupils, preparing for the next step of their lives following the introduction of the Government’s Raising the Participation Age initiative.
This initiative affects pupils currently in Year 11 and below and requires students to stay in education until their 17th birthday.
Visitors were also invited to the Principal’s Breakfast and Lunch where they sampled food cooked by hospitality students and asked principal Campbell Christie questions about the college in Church Road and courses available.
James Taylor, the college’s director of curriculum and quality said: “These events are so important to help both students and parents understand what they can expect from college and help them make an informed choice about whether this is the right path for them to take.
“This has become even more important with the Raising the Participation Age initiative as now more young people than ever will be remaining in education or training of some sort.
“We believe that college is a great choice as it offers an alternative route into university or the workplace in an exciting and vibrant environment.”
For more information on courses go to www.bracknell.ac.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.