Have a go at Daventry college open day

A series of ‘have-a-go’ activities will be available at Northampton College’s Daventry Open Event on Saturday, 17 May, from noon to 4pm.

The free Open Event at the College’s Badby Road West site is aimed at giving people the opportunity to see what it is really like to study at Northampton College, with ‘have-a-go’ activities including biscuit decorating for those interested in studying catering, engine diagnostics for budding mechanics, fitness testing for those sport enthusiasts and a practical demo on how to make simple computerised animations for anyone who might want to learn IT.

Almost 20 hands-on ‘have-a-go’ sessions will span all the course areas running from the College’s Daventry site from September 2014, and anyone attending the Open Event will have chance to get involved.

The event follows on from the successful launch of the College’s very own branded milkshake in partnership with popular local coffee shop, The Hideout earlier this year.

Northampton College Principal, Pat Brennan-Barrett said, “We launched our very own college-branded milkshake ahead of the 17 May Open Event as part of the promotional campaign and to highlight our commitment to post 16 education in the town.

“We now want to create a real buzz at the actual event itself by offering people a chance to find out about the courses they might like to study but for them to also try out some of our facilities and equipment too.

“This is the first time we have hosted ‘have-a-go’ activities like this and the various sessions will be based around the course.”

The first 50 people to book a ticket to the Open Event at Northampton College, Badby Road West, NN11 4HJ on Saturday, 17 May, 12-4pm will receive a voucher entitling them to a free ‘Shake NC’ at The Hideout coffee shop in Daventry.

More information can be found at www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk.