An exciting new event called Spring into Sixth Form is being launched to give Year 11 students a taste of Barrow Sixth Form College life.
The free activity day will enable Year 11 students from all local schools to speak to specialist tutors, meet other students and see the recent £1.5m transformation inside the sixth form on Rating Lane.
There will be a range of fun activities including teambuilding, a ‘question quest’ and live music from one of the College’s acclaimed student bands.
In addition, following the popularity of our ceramic poppies last year, our visitors will be able to design and create a daffodil in the art department in aid of Marie Curie.
Principal David Batten said the event was open to all Year 11 students whether they had enrolled or were still deciding on their next steps.
‘We are known for our long tradition of academic success but, while the building looks the same from the outside, over recent years there has been an innovative transformation inside the original walls.
“We’ve created new state-of-the-art study areas to suit the needs of each of our students – there are study booths for collaborative group work and a university-style learning hub as well as the purpose-built library.
“The idea of the Spring into Sixth Form event is to enable our future students to experience this unique learning environment first-hand, speak to our tutors and meet students from other schools who will also be starting here in September.”
The event is on Saturday 7 March from 10am to 2pm. Lunch will be provided. Students can register now on the website. The Twitter hashtag is #Spring6th