Date: 28/03/2011

Year 9 pupils from Clifton Community Arts School, Rotherham enjoyed a range of activities at Dearne Valley College (DVC).

As part of the DVC Skills Road show 140 pupils were invited to the Wath based campus to sample vocational activities in the college’s sports hall in areas such as: Brickwork, Joinery, Sport, Public Services, Beauty, Childcare, Catering and Hospitality.

The pupils took part in two 40 minute workshops where they had the opportunity to create Chinese stir fry with Catering and Hospitality. Learn nail art techniques with the Beauty Therapy team and build walls with Construction tutors amongst other vocational activities.

Mark Hepworth, DVC College Information and Advice Officer commented:

“The DVC Skills Road show is designed to be delivered at DVC or on local feeder schools premises and involves a range of 40 minute workshops which are interactive, practical and hands on for Years 9-11”.

Liz Keay, Leader of Lifelong Learning, from Clifton: A Community Arts School commented:

“I would like to pass on my thanks to colleagues at Dearne Valley College for the splendid taster day our students experienced.  As planned, the timing was excellent as the Year 9 are in the middle of the Key Stage 4 options programme.  They have been given the opportunity to really see college life and gain information about career routes.  Many came back with raised aspirations. The hours of organisation were well worth it and I would hope to repeat the event next year”.

Any school interested in the DVC Skills Road show is asked to contact Mark Hepworth, DVC College Information and Advice Officer on T: 01709 513355 to discuss locations, dates and availability.

Dearne Valley College are accepting applications for courses starting September 2011.

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