Primary students back on Furness College campus
FURNESS College hosted over 220 elementary students for a day of fun activities on its annual Primary Engagement Day.
Students from area schools joined the event at the Channelside campus, giving them a taste of the courses offered and life as a student.
Grade 6 students participated in a range of activities across the program, from a timed hair roller and body art challenge in the salon to diagnosing a virtual patient in the clinical skills suite.
They tried their hand at a virtual welder, rode a motor vehicle, completed a quick woodworking puzzle challenge, and identified foods in an I’m a Celebrity in the Restaurant contest.
Participating schools included South Walney, Vickerstown, Broughton, Sacred Heart, Greengate Juniors, St James’s, Ormsgill, North Walney, Roose and Ireleth. They were guided around the £47million Channelside campus by staff and student volunteers.
Kathryn Kittley, Furness College Marketing and Communications Manager, said: “It has been such a joy to welcome primary school students back to campus after a three-year absence due to the pandemic.
“They were enthusiastic about all the activities and said it made them think about what they wanted to do in their future careers and how the university could help them achieve their goals.
“Our theme for the day was ‘Of course you can’ and I believe that students can achieve anything they want if they work hard and put in the effort.”