News Archive

2 weeks ago

New students starting in September from over fifty different schools across four counties were given a taste of studying and daily life at Alton College’s annual WelcomeFest event held on campus in July. 

The morning was designed to enable students to explore their subject areas through inspiring taster lessons and practical hands-on activities. The afternoon provided free BBQ...

6 weeks ago

Public Services, Engineering and Sociology students and staff volunteers visited Ghana to build links, update a school and even teach some lessons recently. 

They visited a fishing village called Woe in the Volta Region in the south of Ghana.  Working with African Adventures, the students helped build...

8 weeks ago

A level Drama & Theatre Studies students took part in ‘Potted Jane’ in Alton Public Gardens recently as part of the Austen Anniversary Celebrations. College students joined pupils from Amery Hill School, Eggar’s School and Alton Convent School in presenting open-air productions of well-loved Austen novels. The event was staged on the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen leaving Chawton for the...

10 weeks ago

Musician Harry Baker, Alton College and Weydon School alumnus, is this week releasing his second album entitled Art.She.Said We interviewed Harry at the launch of his first album Friends, Themes and Poems last year and we caught up with him again recently in the lead up to the launch event in May at the...

Talented Art student Imogen Horrocks, previously at Bohunt School has been the featured climber on a recent TV advert for the new Honda Civic. She is part of the British Youth Bouldering Team and was chosen from many after audition. Imogen has been bouldering, a competitive form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses, for about six years and started locally at...