Writtle College inspires the community to ‘Have a Go’ at a new skill

January 2012

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

The local community and interested students are invited to Writtle College to come and Have a Go at a new skill and to get practising straight away with our free taster sessions.

Have a Go is a unique project which promotes the importance of skills, and the impact they have on our lives, by offering bite sized skill tasters around the UK. The Have a Go campaign is part of WorldSkills London 2011 (part of the world’s greatest skills Competition) which is partly funded by the European Social Fund designed to ignite visitors’ passion for learning and introduce them to skills they may never have considered as possible career options. The aim over the year (February 2011 – February 2012) is to create one million opportunities for people, around the UK, to ‘Have a Go’ at a new skill

Writtle College will be contributing to the WorldSkills London 2011 Have a Go campaign by hosting our own hands on ‘Have a Go Event’ on Wednesday 1 February 2012, encouraging people to get involved and try a new skill, trade or profession.

The sessions will be between 2pm – 5pm and include sessions on:

• Introduction to Animal Handling

• Introduction to Floristry

• Introduction to Horticulture

• Introduction to Countryside Skills

For further information and to book your place please visit: www.writtle.ac.uk/Have-a-Go

The 'Have a Go' afternoon will be followed by a standard Information Event running between 5.30 and 7.00pm – Click here for more details and to reserve your place. Please note that we have courses available in a range of subject areas for new starts in January and February, come along to find out more.