explore your brand new college and have a go
Saturday 15th June 10.30am (doors open) till 3.30pm
Copper Box Events
The Copper Box is the iconic new building providing state-of-the-art engineering, construction and motor vehicle workshops, engineering labs, restaurant, hair and beauty salon, spa suite and a third floor dedicated to university education.
Art Exhibition Copper Box Level 3
See the early works of Hairy Biker Dave Myers, John Duffin, Graham Twyford, Helen Burrows and Jean Pritchard as well as our very own Level 3 Art & Design students.
Beauty, Nails, Spa, Hairdressing & BarberingCopper Box The Salon Ground Floor
Experience the fascinating world of The Salon where looking great is the name of the game.
- Creative make-up demo
- Face and body painting
- Temporary tattoos and hair braiding
- GHD curls
- Occasional hair up demo
- Creative gents’ patterns
- Hair diamonds and extensions
- Head massage
- Dermalogica face mapping
- Nail art
- Hot stone arm massage
BusinessCopper Box Level 2
Do you have what it takes to cut it in business?
- Accounting – Test your skills with Giant Connect Four and a range of number quizzes
- Admin – Beat the Principal's PA at Speed Typing
- Customer Service – Are we really here to help?
- Project Management/Team Building – Construct the tallest tower
Catering & HospitalityCopper Box The Restaurant Level 1
Willy Wonka’s garden – all is not as it seems! Experience an amazing garden made out of 100% edible ingredients and complete with a lemonade water feature
- Have a dabble in our chocolate fountain
- Can you guess the flavour of our unusually coloured ice creams?
(sponsored by McClures, Parsons and English Lakes Ice Cream)
Children's Activity AreaCopper Box Terrace Level 1
Join in the fun with face painting.
ConstructionCopper Box Ground Floor and Level 1
Experience interactive lessons in our construction labs
Test the Eco House for sustainability
See the high standard of our students' work
Brickwork & Plastering
Create your own plaster moulds
PAREX exhibition showing external wall insulation for the future
Carpentry & Joinery
Have a go at:
- Hook the deer
- The pinball maze
- Giant jenga
- The Furness College giant jigsaw challenge -Copper Box Ground Floor Entrance
Painting & Decorating
Have a go at:
- Rag rolling
Vintage/Craft FairCopper Box Conference Rooms Level 3
Take your time to wander through our conference rooms to see a huge range of craft and vintage stalls from local enthusiasts including upcycling, distressed furniture, wood turning, silver making, knitting and lots more.
Engineering Craft Copper Box Level 1
After the Big Bang
Fabrication & Welding
- Take the virtual welding challenge
- Have a go at mig welding and create your own name plate
- Experience our virtual workshops
- Metal plate rolling and bending demo
- Lathe demo
- The magic tap – how does it work?
- Injection moulding – create your own model car
- Robot arm – programme it to make it move
- Rubens tube – be amazed by fire & sound in unison
Primary School Goblin Car Time TrialsFront of the Copper Box
Goblin kit cars from local primary schools will be raced against each other in a set of timed trials
Engineering Technical Copper Box Levels 1 & 2
Experience the thrilling world of future technologies
- Water tanks – watch the power of hydroelectricity
- CNC demo
- Take the maze challenge with phone operated vehicles
- CAD & 3D modelling – make a Furness College badge (rapid prototyping)
- Lab view demo – play around with a range of engineering software and equipment
Environmental ScienceCopper Box Level 2
Have a go at a range of weird and wonderful tests with Dr Watson’s lab experiments
- Create a cloud
- DNA from a banana
- Elephant toothpaste
- Magic dry ice
- Carbon snake
- Glow in the dark
- CO2 footprint calculator
The Story of Furness College Exhibition Copper Box Board Room Level 2
Step back in time to see what Furness College used to be like through archive stories and footage from the Evening Mail, Furness College and general public.
Learning SupportCopper Box Level 1
Find out how a range of technologies can help support students with learning difficulties.
- Have a go at moon signing
- Use a text enlarger
Live Radio with CANDO FM Copper Box Level 1
Our very own radio station, CANDO FM will be live today. Why not pop along to get a mention?
Motor Vehicle Copper Box Ground Floor
Test your practical knowledge of cars and find out whether you could be the next Jenson Button.
- Giant scalextric
- Formula 1 time trials against the clock
- Spark plug challenge
- Disc and brake pad challenge
- Identify the car components
- MOT safety demo and quiz
Skills For Working Life Copper Box Level 1
We’ve had a bake off – try our cakes
University EducationCopper Box Level 3
What are the benefits of a higher level of education?
Take part in range of activities to test your higher level skills
- University Challenge - test your general knowledge in our live quiz
- Who is the fastest at Batak? – win an iPad sponsored by the University of Cumbria
- Who can grab the most money in the Money Grab Booth?
The Café and Terrace Café Copper Box Level 1
The Café and Terrace Café will provide a range of hot and cold food and drinks.
Match Box Events
The Match Box is the brand new Sports Hall which houses space for six badminton courts and has been specially designed for use by a range of different sports including specialist cricket facilities.
Sport Match Box
The brand new Sports Hall will be celebrating the role of netball in women’s sport through a league tournament of local clubs.
Netball League tournament
The iBox provides the very latest in technology with dedicated i-Mac and Cisco training suites, a virtual nursery, art room, green room, clinical suite, radio station and fitness suite complete with brand new gym.
Access (University Pathways)iBox Level 1
What will your future be?
Try our interactive careers advice quiz
Art & DesigniBox Level 1
So you want to be a graphic designer?
- Enhance your Facebook images in PhotoShop
- iPad Digital Drawing
CANDO FM Radio StationiBox Level 1
So you want to be a DJ?
Learn how to be a DJ in a real live radio studio.
Computing, IT & MultimediaiBox Level 1
The innovation suite
- Bring your photos to life with animation
- Practical computer build in our Cisco networking suite
- Augmented Reality – see our giant graphics come to life around the college.
Creative Media Production & Performing Arts iBox Level 1
Be in the spotlight dancing and acting in front of the camera or find out what happens behind the scenes
Make me a star in our Green Room studio
Early YearsiBox Ground Floor
Special Agent Oso’s Centre
Story time - let your imagination run wild in our live story time sessions
Have you got what it takes to care for our lifelike babies?
Visit our world of play including:
- Giant noughts and crosses
- Clown striker
- Giant kerplunk
- Giant jenga
- Connect Four
- Giant lego
Health & Social Care iBox Level 1
Join in the fun with the Classroom Medics and their exciting range of interactive activities
Perform a range of medical tests on Stan, the lifelike medical training simulator
- Have a go at key hole surgery
- Scan your retina using an iPhone retina scanner
- Test your heart rate using an ultrasound heart scanner
- Test your heart with an ECG scanner
- Give an injection through Andy, the injection arm
- Who has got the steadiest hand at giant operation?
- Try the social work interactive games
Sport and Public ServicesiBox Ground Floor Gym
Have fun and get fit in our brand new training suite
Take the Gym triathlon challenge
Light Box Events
The Light Box provides two floors of dedicated workshop space for Electrical Engineering.
Let there be light in the college's dedicated electrical work shop.
- Take the bike resistance test and make it happen with cycle power
- Who is the fastest at the buzz wire challenge?
The Pitch Events
The 3G Pitch is the latest addition to the suite of sports facilities at Furness College and its multi use terrain provides the perfect platform for a range of sports activities at all levels.
The brand new all weather pitch will be housing a range of football Year 10 challenges with students from local schools, girls’ football demonstrations and touch rugby. There will also be goal keeping and golf activities around The Pitch.
Performers, Giant Games and Competitions
Performing on the day will be:
- Titan the Robot
- The Blooming Circus Performers
- Oscar the Robot
- Custer's Last Band
You can take part in a fantastic selection of Giant Games:
- Connect 4
- Buzz Wire
- Clown Striker
- Money Grabber
- Noughts & Crosses
And you can win in a superb range of competitions taking place on the day:
- Win £250 by entering our prize draw and telling us what courses you’d like us to provide
- Win £250 by sending us a photo from the Grand Opening (only one per person). We’ll choose the best 20 and then put them to a public vote on Facebook.
And be the quickest at a range of activities:
- Batak and win an iPad – sponsored by the University of Cumbria
And win £20 worth of vouchers at:
- Giant scalextric
- The Furness College giant jigsaw
- The virtual welder
- Money, money, money in the money grabber
- The gym triathlon challenge
Over 100 FREE activities — all under coverPlus, throughout the day:
Titan the Robot — The Blooming Circus Performers — Oscar the Robot — Custer's Last Band
Cafes and food stalls where you can purchase a range of refreshments