On Tuesday 14th May Level 2 Business students took part in the Enterprise and
Entrepreneurship course. The course is the brain child of Peter Jones, one of the dragons from ‘Dragons' Den’, and it encourages students to investigate the qualities needed to be a
successful entrepreneur whilst planning all aspects of a small business. The college has been able to incorporate this course into the students’ current Level 2 work and their research covered the business environment, marketing and financial planning. As part of this course the students were put up against the Sixth Form College Dragons' Den.
Over the last few weeks the college have been putting in extra effort and resources to ensure that both students and parents are prepared for the exam period.
It has been a tough couple of weeks for the 11 Student Governor candidates. They have been promoting themselves around the college, holding networking events and taking part in the hustings. Last week was the students’ chance to vote and we have had a fantastic number of ballot papers completed this year.
Following on from training sessions in the winter term word has spread and there has been interest from 8 girls from a variety of courses to play football in a more structured and competitive environment. Since Easter, the girls have participated in several events representing the college. They began by playing Stoke-on-Trent College in a 5 aside friendly match at Fenton Manor and continued by entering two tournaments the following week as part of College Sport week.
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.