Furness College Primary Engagement Day

Primary pupils enjoy college experience

Furness College welcomed nearly 300 primary school pupils for a day of fun activities on its annual Primary Engagement Day.

Pupils from schools across the area joined the event, which gave them a taste of life as a student and experience the subjects on offer at both its Channelside and sixth form campuses.

The pupils took part in a range of activities from a hair roller timed challenge to giant operation, virtual welder to Scalextric. There was a Kings and Queens quiz, Travel and Tourism map challenge and maths activities from the Rating Lane campus.

They also had chance to take an ‘elfie selfie’ by the college Christmas Tree as it was Elf Day in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Schools taking part included South Walney, Broughton, Sacred Heart, St Pius X, Greengate, St James’s, Ormsgill, Ireleth St Peter’s and Askam. They were led round the £47million Channelside campus by staff and student volunteers. The body art in the Hair and Beauty salon proved to be a popular activity.

Taking about the day, Year 6 pupil Indiah Corbett, from Sacred Heart, said: “It has been really, really good. The body art was my favourite activity because I love doing art.”

Her classmate Jaycie Barclay said: “It is the second time I have been to the college and this has been fun and challenging. I think it is a really good college because it has good subjects to learn about.”

Sandra Rollinson, School Liaison and Events Officer, who organised the event thanked everyone for their support and said the pupils had been brilliant.

“The primary school pupils were enthusiastic, entered into the spirit of the day and asked lots of questions about our curriculum and what they can study,” she said. “Even at primary age, many of them are thinking about their future careers and what they want to do.

“We hope that by putting on this taster day it will enable them to see there is a course for them at Furness College and they can achieve their aspirations, whatever they may be.”

Pupils from Broughton Primary are pictured in the carpentry and joinery challenge at Primary Engagement Day.

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