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Students get a taste for land-based courses
The Skills for Life department at Duchy College Rosewarne held its first taster day this week aimed at students who are thinking about studying an entry level course at college.
The taster has been specifically designed for those who like practical activities but in a more supportive environment, introducing the multi-option pathfinder or vocational courses which are available at the College.
Some students from Nancealverne School in Penzance and Hayle Community School enjoyed a hands-on session learning about animal care and horticulture. They came face-to-face with the exotic animals kept on campus and tried their hand at potting some bulbs, as well as receiving a tour of the College’s wonderful grounds and facilities.
Sue Williams, Teaching Assistant at Nancealverne School said: “It’s good for the students to see what’s available to them for progression after school. It’s been a very good day, really interesting and the students have enjoyed themselves.”
Andrew Counsell, Head of Duchy College, said: “This was a great opportunity for the youngsters to get a feel for college. Our Skills for Life provision is only in its second year at Rosewarne but already proving popular and a great way for those who need a little more support after school to develop their skills.”
For more information about the Skills for Life courses and taster sessions available at Duchy College Rosewarne please call 0845 605 0455 or visit our website www.duchy.ac.uk