Diversity Day was an occasion to celebrate the varied backgrounds of students and staff within the college. Staff and students joined in the fun by wearing something that reflects their family culture or heritage and taking part in the activities throughout the day.
Stoke-on-Trent hosted the BCS Rugby 7’s National Finals for colleges all across the country at Longton Rugby Club on Wednesday 8th May. 15 colleges entered teams in to this competition which had 2 subsidiary tournaments. These were the “performance” category for players who play at a high level such as county, club and, in some cases, national. The other category was “participation”, this was for students who enjoy the game but do not play at a high standard. The Sixth Form College entered a team in to the “participation” category.
We have a fantastic 11 candidates, 7 females and 4 males, running to become next year’s Student Governors! This week they have been drumming up support from their fellow students by creating unique campaigns. They have showed their creative flair through poster designs and political manifestos, decorating our halls and windows to grab students’ attention. Many of the candidates have been thinking outside of the box; holding small events and getting creative with their advertising.
After months of hard work fundraising for the their air fares 25 students from Stoke on Trent College and the City of Stoke on Trent College jetted off to South Africa on a once in a life time experience.
This week, students studying Health and Social Care got a first hand look at what it is like to be in the shoes of the elderly when they made a visit to Staffordshire University’s Community House.
The visit was part of the first year BTEC students’ Unit 3 – Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care module which required them to carry out a risk assessment on the home of a hypothetical pensioner called Dot.
It’s time to tune in – Knot6 has officially gone live!
Students, special guests and a four-legged companion, gathered in the college on Thursday 18th April for the official opening ceremony and to hear the first official broadcast from new college radio station Knot6.
On Wednesday April 17th the Sixth Form College and Fenton Manor Sports Complex played host to the first ever 6-a-side indoor 24 Cricket tournament for colleges from the West Midlands Region. Five teams entered including Birmingham Met, Newcastle, Sandwell, Warwickshire and the Sixth Form College.
While Roy Hodgson put his England squad through their paces on the training pitches at The Football Association’s St George’s Park complex, this time last week 1,000 young footballers were quietly ushered into the 2013 Create Your Legacy event held a stone’s throw away at the National Football Centre.
Hosted by League Football Education and the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust, the event challenged the players and other elite athletes to invest in their futures by speaking to the 65 exhibitors representing employers, universities, training companies and Stoke 6th Form College.
It could have been Paris in the 1950’s, Cambridge in the 1930’s, the Athens of 2500 years ago (but mercifully no togas) as students sipped coffee, discussed big ideas and had a day of lectures with a famous philosophy author. This was Stoke in 2013 and it was just like being at university!
Last weekend saw the arrival of the long awaited National Finals of the British College Sports Championships where four Sixth Form College students qualified to represent not only the college but Team West Midlands in a variety of disciplines.
The 4 students who qualified Team West Midlands in this prestigious event at Bath University were Lucy Alcock and Louise Mayer (trampolining), Zoe Hallam (badminton) and Jess Griffiths (Cross Country).