Sampling student life

21st July 2015

Young people from across Barking and Dagenham have been getting a glimpse of college life in a series of taster sessions at Barking & Dagenham College?s Technical Skills Academy.

The sessions provided a welcome insight into the courses for those looking to attend the college after the summer holidays and the soon-to-be students were eager to try their hand at skills such as hairdressing, catering and construction skills.

The Academy’s corridors were filled with the tempting smells of freshly cooked shortbread and pancakes, which the catering students were learning to make.

Those interested in hairdressing meanwhile got the chance to perfect their French plait and hair curling skills in the Academy’s purpose-built hair salon. The construction taster sessions also saw students have a go at painting and decorating, which was clearly enjoyed by all!

Head of the Technical Skills Academy at Barking & Dagenham College, Hilary Moore commented:

“The taster sessions are a fun way for future students to come in and experience life at College, meet fellow students and get an understanding of what they will be studying when they join in September. Everyone’s really enjoyed themselves.”

It’s not too late to get involved though. Barking & Dagenham College’s Technical Skills Academy will be running further taster sessions in beauty therapy, IT, creative media, plumbing and construction multi-skills later this month and in August. So for anyone keen to start learning about these subjects, the taster sessions offer the perfect introduction to the courses.

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