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Taster Days give Year 10 students food for thought

Year 10 pupils from local secondary schools got the chance to find out what college life is all about when they attended Taster Days at Havering Sixth Form College.

Around 600 pupils from Albany, Bower Park, Brittons, Coopers Co & Coborn, Gaynes, Hall Mead, Marshalls Park, Redden Court, Royal Liberty and Sanders Draper all spent a day discovering courses and taking part in subject sessions.

The Year 10 Taster Days, which have been running annually for five years, are held over two days in June and are organised as a joint project between local partner schools, Havering Sixth Form and Havering College of Further & Higher Education.

Taster Days give Year 10 students food for thought | June 2016

Pupils have the chance to choose from a varied offer of workshops and subject sessions, including Digital Arts, Criminology, Studio Arts, Travel & Tourism, Performing Arts, Business, ICT, Sport, Social Science, Maths, Science and Humanities.

The aim of the event is to allow Year 10 pupils to sample the curriculum offer and gain valuable information about what they would like to study after they leave school.

The sessions are all designed to excite and engage the youngsters and encourage them to think about post-16 choices.

Many tutors at College who took the subject sessions said the pupils were well behaved, enthusiastic, and produced work of an excellent standard.

Work Related Learning and Careers Co-ordinator, Lisa Isaacs, from Royal Liberty School, said: “Thank you to Havering Sixth Form College for running these Taster Days again. Our students really enjoyed their sessions and, on glancing at my evaluations from the pupils who attended, they are very good.” Paula Hissey, Careers and Work Experience Co-ordinator at Brittons School, said: “Thank you again to all the staff at Havering Sixth Form for all your hard work and effort in organising this fantastic opportunity for our students!”