GALLERY: Thousands head for Wisbech and an open day at College of West Anglia’s Isle Campus

The College of West Anglia, Wisbech. open day. Brick Laying, Chris Gooch. Picture: Steve Williams.

The College of West Anglia, Wisbech. open day. Brick Laying, Chris Gooch. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Visitors to the open day at the Isle Campus of the College of West Anglia on Saturday got an insight into what it had to offer both for the present and in the future.

The College of West Anglia, Wisbech. open day. Uniform services course. Picture: Steve Williams.

The College of West Anglia, Wisbech. open day. Uniform services course. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

For as well as the opportunity for students and parents to see the range of courses available at Wisbech, they had first sight of artists drawings of the proposed new £5.5m teaching centre.

The College of West Anglia, Wisbech. open day. Picture: Steve Williams.

The College of West Anglia, Wisbech. open day. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Around 2-300 potential students and parents attended Saturday’s open day.

The College of West Anglia, Wisbech. open day.Motorsport, Left: Jess Pankhurst, Remi Langridge. Pict

The College of West Anglia, Wisbech. open day.Motorsport, Left: Jess Pankhurst, Remi Langridge. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

It was the first time the technology centre had been open to visitors at an open day and Alan Seeley, programme manager for construction, said the day had gone well.

Students had been on hand to talk to prospective students and parents about what it offered in terms of construction, plumbing, plastering, motors sports, motor vehicle engineering and paint work, welding, brickwork and plastering, carpentry and other subjects.


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Mr Seeley: “Young people and their parents got much from being able to talk to students themselves at Isle campus about what they were getting from their courses.”

Elsewhere the campus staff and students were available to talk about the wide range of courses being offered.

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These included graphic design, art, hair and beauty, photography, IT and uniformed services.

Visitors also got to ask questions and discuss the new teaching centre which is being funded by £4.6m from the Government.

Principal David Pomfret said: “This funding will allow us to complete the transformation of the campus and provide some excellent educational and training facilities for Fenland.”

The project, which should be completed by summer 2015, will create a new 1400m2 teaching centre with state-of-the-art teaching and IT facilities for a range of curriculum areas, including health and social care, hair and beauty and uniformed services.

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