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College enables pupils to explore passion for vocational subjects

Thursday 9 March 2023

Selby College successfully partnered with Selby High School to offer a six-week programme of workshops, inspiring pupils to further explore their interest of vocational subjects.

As part of the enrichment programme, Year 9 pupils were able to try a range of subjects from the College’s vast provision.

Delivered both at the College and within Selby High, the pupils enjoyed taster sessions in Art, Design and Media, Construction, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Catering, Sport and Public Services.

Within the Art and Design department, the students got to try their hand at stop frame animation which is used to film TV favourites like Wallace and Gromit, Pingu and Shaun the Sheep.

The pupils also learnt a range of bricklaying, plumbing and plastering techniques within the Construction department, as well as how to effectively paint nails in the College’s state-of-the-art Hair and Beauty salon.


Our Year 9 pupils really enjoyed the opportunity of working with Selby College and got a great insight into the range of vocational courses that they offer. They were able to produce some fantastic work both within the school and the College, enabling them to further develop their independent learning skills. They also enjoyed working closely with the College’s tutors in a variety of focussed and challenging sessions.

Derek Block, Director of Student Participation at Selby High School

The enrichment sessions with Selby High School proved extremely popular with students and gave them the opportunity to try some of the many courses we offer at Selby College. We are committed to collaborating with our partner schools and giving young people positive learning experiences and an early line of sight to Further Education courses and future employability opportunities.

James Pennington, Head of School Partnerships & Admissions at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group

This comes as the College prepares to welcome Year 10 students from Barlby High School, Holy Family School Carlton and Howden High School to the College, as part of its Taster Day on March 24th.