Student numbers soar as youngsters take part in “Find Your Feet” Experience.


Year 11 school pupils from across the city and beyond gained a taste of college life when they visited Stoke on Trent College this week.

The youngsters, who have applied to the college, had the opportunity to experience taster sessions in their chosen subjects as well as finding out about college life!

With taster lessons in subjects from Business, Management and Finance to Construction and Building Services there was something for everyone. Media students got to host their radio station for the day whilst other students will be welding, building walls or even take part in a nail art competition.

Other subjects included Hair and Beauty, Childcare, Health and Social Care, Engineering, Hospitality and Catering, IT, Media, Art and Design, Music and Performing Arts as well as Public Services.

As well as finding out about their courses, the students participated in extracurricular activities, having a go at zorb football, attending a basketball workshop or even riding the rodeo bull as well as battling it out as a sumo wrestler!

Principal Kevin Smith said: “Find your Feet” has become a highlight in our annual calendar as it offers our students a great opportunity to try out the subjects they have chosen to study from September, ensuring they are on the right pathway! Making a decision at 16 is never easy, which is why our staff are on hand throughout the day to guide them through the process and offer any support and advice they need. They are an ideal opportunity for our students to familiarise themselves with the campus, their fellow students and staff so their first day is less daunting. Taster days such as “Find Your Feet” enable our future students to make an informed decision toward their courses and future career”.

Students and parents can also find out more about the courses on offer at Stoke on Trent College by visiting the website at

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