This week Alton College celebrated 36 years since its official opening on 23 May, 1980 by then Secretary of State, Mark Carlisle. The College was one of the first purpose-built Sixth Forms in the UK and opened for teaching in September 1978 to a cohort of 226 students. Today, approximately 2,000 students from over 97 different schools travel from across four counties to study here.

Paul Cumner and Chris McLennan, both previously at Robert May’s School, recently took part in the judging team for the National Final of the F1 in Schools Competition held at Silverstone. The main objective of the competition is to help change the perceptions of STEM for 9 – 19 year olds by creating a fun and exciting learning environment.

Centre Stage Theatre Company, a talented group of Performing Arts students, will present the world famous rock musical We Will Rock You in the Wessex Arts Theatre at 7:30pm on 22, 23, 24 June. All are welcome, and tickets can be purchased from the online store.

The Health, Childcare and Public Services department celebrated their students’ successes  with an awards ceremony held in the Wessex Arts Theatre. Award categories included friendship, placement, leadership, progress and students’ student.

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, groups of students from College, Eggar’s School, Amery Hill School and Bordon Junior School wrote and performed their own interpretations of several works of the Bard in an open-air-theatre in the town’s Public Gardens.

Urban Sustainability was the focus of  the Geography field trip to London recently. The trip provided students with lots of useful information to help further their knowledge in the study of the Urban Change topic.