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Future Barrow sixthformers get creative at college taster event

Year 11 students show off their costumes at Barrow Sixth Form College’s Spring into Sixth Form event

[F]uture sixthformers joined forces to showcase their creative talents at a taster evening at Barrow Sixth Form College.

Almost 50 Year 11 students from St Bernard’s, Walney, Dowdales, Furness Academy, Millom School, Cartmel Priory CofE School and John Ruskin School attended the Spring into Sixth Form event at Furness College’s Rating Lane campus on Wednesday 21st March.

The students were split into teams and tasked with a treasure hunt around the college to locate materials to create a ‘concept’ costume, before displaying their work to students and tutors as part of a competition.

Sue Hannan, Director of Curriculum (Young People’s Learning), said it was fantastic to welcome students to the College and introduce them to other Year 11s.

She added: “Spring into Sixth Form helps students to meet a range of new people and explore the College building in advance of starting their studies in September.

“For many of the students, it was the first time they’d met, but they all worked together and created some fantastic designs. We were really impressed by their confidence and creativity and we can’t wait to welcome them as first years in September.”

The competition was judged by Deputy Head of Sixth Form Helen Gibson and Personal Progress Coach Theo Blackburn, who chose Team 2 and their creative costume as the winner out of eight teams.

The event also gave the students a chance to anonymously ask any questions they had about starting at Barrow Sixth Form in September.

Students’ Union Officers Jacob McSweeney and Violet Musgrave were also on hand to answer questions about life as a student at the Rating Lane campus.

Applications to Barrow Sixth Form College are open online now: https://www.furness.ac.uk/apply-online

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