The Wizard of Oz takes over Worcester Sixth Form College for charity
Members of the Exams/Admissions and Tutorial team at Worcester Sixth Form College aided by many colleagues from across the College, and in particular the Learning Support Team, have transformed their offices into the Emerald City in a week long fundraising event in support of St. Richard’s Hospice. This is the eighth year that the team have chosen a fancy dress theme to raise money for the Hospice in memory of two former colleagues. In previous years the College has been taken over by ‘evil movie characters’, cats and a traditional Christmas grotto and this year by characters from the ‘Wizard of Oz’. Students and staff are invited to visit the Emerald City and Witch’s Castle and to make a donation to St. Richard’s Hospice. Collection buckets are being taken around College at break and lunch times to raise as much as possible by the end of the week. Details of the final amount raised are to follow. Michael Kitcatt, Principal, said: “We are delighted to support such a good cause again whilst finding an imaginative and entertaining way to celebrate at this time of year. I am full of admiration for the way in which the staff involved have worked phenomenally hard and have really entered into the spirit of the event.”
Students enjoy Parisian field trip
A group of Worcester Sixth Form College students spent several days in early December on a Parisian field trip! The group consisted of students who are studying A levels in either History or Travel and Tourism and involved visits to many of the landmarks for which Paris is famous including the Louvre, Versailles, Arc de Triomphe, Musee D’Orsay and Disneyland. Travel and Tourism A2 students investigated the continuing appeal of Disneyland Paris and picked up some event management tips which will help in forthcoming themed events that they will be running as part of their course. For the Historians, the visit consolidated their understanding of the work of French kings from Henry IV to Louis XIV and will help in the selection of coursework topics. Abi Downing (student) said: “Paris was incredible” and Aleea Hill (student) said: “Thank you for such a well organised, useful and fun trip”.