STAFF and students have been challenged to raise over £4,500 for charity to mark the 45th Anniversary of the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College.
The Challenge begins on Friday with Children In Need, one of a wide variety of activities and charity events being organised by the college between now and July 2016 to celebrate their special year.
Sixth Form College Acting Principal Mike Hill, said: “This academic year is very special and marks a real milestone both for us as a college, and for the City itself, as the nature of education and employment is rapidly evolving.
“When the Sixth Form College first opened in Victoria Road 45 years ago, it was a ground-breaking moment, as it was the first custom built sixth form in the country and it quickly gained an impressive reputation for academic excellence.
“Today we continue to lead the field in post-16 education, for example with investment in new technologies like Chromebooks, and in our college app ’LOGGA’, to ensure every one of our students has access to learning whenever they want and wherever they are.
“However, while the nature of how we teach may have changed over 45 years our goals remain the same – to do the best we can for our students and to ensure there are no barriers to learning.”
As part of the anniversary year celebrations, the Sixth Form College is also appealing for all former students and staff to get in touch and let them know what they’re doing now so they can be added to their alumni.
They can also get involved by tweeting a photo to @SOT6FC telling them where they are now after studying at the Sixth Form College and by using the hashtag #45years.
Potential students are also welcome to come and find out more about the college and enjoy a tour of the campus in Leek Road at a series of Open Events being held on November 25, February 3rd and April 20th between 5pm and 8pm.