Towns Young people invited to visit college roadshow


Young people and their parents from across Wellington are being invited to a special event next week that will help them decide on the next step of their educational journey.

The event is one of a series of roadshows being launched across the region by Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, designed to showcase the range of opportunities available to those looking for a place in further education.  Being held at the Whitehouse Hotel on Saturday 9th February between 10am and 5pm, the sessions will provide young people with everything they need to know about life at the College, from the array of over 45 subjects on offer to the variety of transport options.

Prospective students and their families will be offered information, support and guidance by the College’s team of staff and existing students, including details of the College’s facilities, advice on how to complete the application form, and the post-18 progression opportunities available.  Those who have already applied to the College will also be able to arrange an interview with a member of the teaching staff on the day, rather than having to take time out of school.

Martin Ward, Principal of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, said: “We decided to bring the roadshow to Wellington in order to provide young people from across the town with a convenient way to find out just what we have to offer. As one of the 20 best Sixth Form colleges in the UK as selected by the Sunday Times, and following our position as the best state-funded A-level centre in Shropshire in the national league tables, we are proud to provide not only a top-class academic education, but a whole breadth of opportunities to develop individuals’ life skills.

“The roadshow will also be an opportunity to discuss any concerns about the changes to A-levels which were announced by Education Secretary Michael Gove [last week]. With a number of reforms to further education currently being proposed by the Government and the increasing importance of effective information, advice, and guidance, it is even more imperative they get the support they need to make vital decisions about their future.
“This event will enable those unsure of their future path to come along and chat to our team of staff and find out about the range of opportunities available to them, and gain valuable advice on the route most suited to their needs.

“We very much look forward to welcoming Wellington’s young people to our roadshows, and I would urge anyone interested in finding out more about the forthcoming event to get in touch and book a one-to-one  appointment on 01743 235491 or email [email protected].”

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College was established in 1981 and offers an extensive range of full-time courses for over 1,500 students aged 16-19 years. The College aims to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality and provides a stimulating, supportive and encouraging environment ensuring it creates the ideal bridge between school and work or higher education.


Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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