Young people from the Bristol area had an opportunity to get hands-on experience of a range of skills at special “Have a Go” events during the national celebration of Colleges Week. The event is designed to showcase the opportunities offered by the college to the communities it serves and to open students’ minds to the huge variety of career possibilities.

The students, invited from schools over the south west, got involved in a range of activities such as Grass Roots Football Coaching, Indian Head Massage, Army Cadet Training and Media in Sport.

Colleges Week 2011, is part of a major nationwide drive to create one million opportunities for young people to try a bite-sized taster of a new skill, trade or profession.

Sara-Jane Watkins, Vice Principal at Filton College said: “This event provided a great opportunity to welcome many young people into our college, enabling them to try their hands at new skills and see for themselves what they can achieve in their careers. It’s a great way of igniting a passion to learn, as well as helping us connect with our local communities.”

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