Students take part in national Takeover Challenge

Over 80 A Level, Health Studies, Public Services and Vehicle Maintenance students from City College Norwich stepped into a range of job roles on Friday 18th November as part of the national Takeover Challenge.

Several different groups of students came together to take part in a takeover at Norfolk County Council where students got to see the inner workings of the organisation and debate issues relating to their courses in the council chambers.

Santa’s sleigh comes to college nursery thanks to carpentry students

Carpentry students and staff from City College Norwich bought added festive cheer to the college nursery by using their skills to make a Santa’s sleigh for the children to play in, complete with two reindeer.

The sleigh, located in the reception area of the nursery, was made by first year Carpentry and Joinery students for the enjoyment of the children in the run-up to Christmas.

Students Devan Cullum, Nathan Bihogo, Sam Penny and Adam Pitchers created the reindeer and sleigh with help from their lecturers Trevor Radley and Sam Wigger.

Students get young people talking about mental health

A week of activities to raise awareness of mental health, organised entirely by students, saw over 200 City College Norwich students make mental health pledges and got many more talking about the issue.

The series of events, held in the StartUp Lounge at the college last week, was organised by four groups of Health & Social Care and Health Studies students.

Exhibition shares students’ learning about First World War

An exhibition called ‘Finding the Fallen: The Battle of the Somme’ is on display in the StartUp Lounge at City College Norwich until 16 December.

The display features research and photographs by Supported Learning students from City College Norwich and Year 2 students from Norwich High School for Girls.

The work forms part of The Forum’s 3- year ‘Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice’ project honouring Norfolk’s First World War heroes, which has been supported by £90,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Howzat! Table Cricket is a big hit with college students!

Supported Learning students from City College Norwich had their first experience of a Table Cricket tournament this week, giving a big thumbs up to this inclusive format of the game which can be played by people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.

A mixed group of more than 30 Supported Learning students were involved in the tournament in the college’s sports hall, which was organised in conjunction with Norfolk Cricket Board, Lord’s Taverners and CCN Active (which promotes sporting activity for all students at the college).

Students from Wayland Junior Academy Watton take over City College Norwich as part of Takeover Challenge

Over 50 year 6 pupils from Wayland Junior Academy Watton showed that running a college is child’s play when they took over roles from City College Norwich staff at all levels up to and including the Principal.

City College Norwich students help raise awareness of ‘vulnerability’

Students from City College Norwich's Media Learning Company, a student-led media production company, have been challenged by Norfolk Constabulary to produce a digital media product (animation, film, CGI etc.) which will raise awareness of vulnerability and safeguarding.

Access students’ green energy lessons at Green Britain Centre

A group of Access to Higher Education Engineering students from City College Norwich have taken part in an educational visit to the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham.

The students learned about the centre’s innovative ways to harness Green Energy and have a look at some of the fastest solar powered land vehicles built in the world.

There was also an informative talk about experimenting with backwards refrigeration techniques with heat pumps and storing energy in reduced liquid format by compressing gases and cooling vapour and air to a de-pressurisation state.

Public Services students are first to go behind prison walls in pioneering work experience scheme

Six Extended Diploma Level 3 Public Services students from City College Norwich are the first in the country to complete a week’s work experience behind the prison walls of HMP Norwich as part of a pioneering scheme to engage young adults with careers in the prison service.

Employer View: Ofsted would like to hear your views about our college

Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) would like to hear your views about our college.

Ofsted has an online questionnaire for employers to help you to give us views about your work with City College Norwich.

If you work with more than one provider you may be sent an email by each of these providers, and are welcome to complete a questionnaire for each one.


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