Worcester Sixth Form College students run event at Fortis Living
On 6th February a group of Travel and Tourism students from Worcester Sixth Form College organised an afternoon of activities for the residents of Himbleton House in St Johns. Chelsea Nicholls, second year students at Worcester Sixth Form College and Event Team Leader, said: “This was a great opportunity for my group to create an event benefitting others which we also enjoyed!” In feedback to the College, Kate Fenton, Social Activities Co-ordinator at Fortis Living, said: “I was impressed with the students’ positive approach to the task of arranging an event. There organisational and communication skills were excellent and they displayed great maturity and a genuine understanding of their audience. They were also very enthusiastic and friendly. It was a delight to work with them all.”
Students invited to meet US Embassy staff
A group of students from Worcester Sixth Form College were invited to join a discussion with two United States Embassy staff as part of a visit to Worcester. The visit was organised by the Battle of Worcester Society and included a day of events and visits for Kit Traub, Acting Minister-Counsellor for Political Affairs, and Justine Lancaster, Political Specialist. A number of Politics and History students participated in a discussion based on the meaning of the ‘special relationship’ between the US and UK and how the students perceived this. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all and an invitation was extended for the students to visit the US Embassy in London. This event will be followed by the US Ambassador visiting Worcester later this year. Dr Matt Hall, teacher of Politics, said: “This was an unprecedented opportunity for Worcester Sixth Form College Politics and History students to talk to a high official from the government of a global superpower, the USA, and to pose questions to them about the US's role and policies abroad.” Ryan MacKenzie, first year student at Worcester Sixth Form College, said "All those students who attended really benefited from the experience and to get an invitation to the US Embassy in London was fantastic."