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College taster sessions for Havering’s Year 10 pupils

Year 10 students from local secondary schools attended Taster Days at Havering Sixth Form, to find out what college life is all about.

Around 700 students from Bower Park, Brittons, Coopers, Emerson Park, Hall Mead, Hornchurch High, Immanuel, Marshalls Park and Royal Liberty schools all spent a day this week taking part in subject sessions and discovering courses they could study when they leave school.

The Taster Days are held over two days and are organised as a joint project between local schools, Havering Sixth Form and Havering College’s Ardleigh Green and Rainham campuses.

Pupils chose from a range of workshops and subject sessions, including Sport, Travel & Tourism, Engineering, Psychology, Business, Politics, Philosophy, TV & Film and Law.

The aim of the event is to encourage Year 10s to spend a day sampling lessons and thinking about what they would like to study after GCSEs.

The students were overwhelmingly enthusiastic about their day with many saying they would love to do it all again.

One Britton’s student said: “The teachers made the lessons really interesting and fun and everyone made me feel welcome in the College.”

A Coopers student said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the day and it has helped me to decide what courses I might like to consider for the future.”

Marshalls Park School teacher Ben Dowsey said: “It was a fantastic day, very well organised. Every pupil I have spoken to has said what an amazing time they had.”


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