13 September 2019

It was standing room only at the College’s Open Evening for Year 6 students, when hundreds of pupils and their families turned up to get a flavour of what our College has to offer. At one stage, the queues of people attending went out the door!

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With the main hall packed, the welcome from Executive Principal Miss Frier was relayed by video to an ‘overflow’ hall, where there were so many people, some at the back had to stand. The welcome also featured a performance by the College band, featuring Year 10 students Chelsea, Alex, Hayden and Harry.

They were also able to try out some of the sports facilities and see the creative science and arts work done at the college - international company Babcock were among those with a stand in The Street - the College’s foyer area.

Ms MacManus, Year 7 Learning Manager, said: “It was so nice to see so many Year 6 students who we have already visited at their primary schools attending our open evening. It's clear they already feel a connection with our College which always makes the transition from primary to secondary much less daunting.”

Among those taking the tour were Nadine Jones and her daughter, Bella: “The facilities they have here are great, I’m very impressed,” said Nadine. And what about Bella - what did she think? “It seems really nice. Everyone has been very friendly.”

The open evening ended with all visiting Year 6 pupils being treated to an ice cream as they left!

If you missed the Open Evening or would like to visit the College during the school day please contact us by emailing Info@sdcc.net or by telephone 01752 556065.