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Our Biggest Family Fun Day Yet!

Over 2400 visitors came to our annual Family Fun Day this June, for a day of sun, excitement, and free activities put on by staff and students of the College.

The fun-filled day involved a range of activities for local families. Miniature train rides and pony rides throughout the day gave visitors an exciting tour of the campus.

Children could meet animals from Miniland farm, including a goat, chicks, rabbits and a pygmy hedgehog!

A circus skills workshop taught some skills that aren’t on the school curriculum, including uni-cycling, stilt-walking and creating giant bubbles.

They were introduced to some real-world skills too, including changing the wheel on a car and bricklaying.

At our Aeronautical and Automotive Academy campus, children could climb aboard the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre lorry, a state-of-the-art truck fitted with high-tech engineering simulators and interactive activities.

Families were also able to pose in the drivers seats of a police car, Stagecoach bus, and a vintage fire engine!

Many visitors got dressed up for the occasion, with face paint, glitter tattoos and colourful hair-dos.

Children had a chance to get involved with a range of sporting activities, including penalty shootouts, rowing machine races and go-karting.

Other activities included an art competition, live music and story-telling, a treasure hunt, travel and tourism quizzes, guess what’s in the box catering challenge, virtual reality, and crazy golf tournaments.

The day was attended by the Mayor of Rushmoor, Councillor Sue Carter, who commented: “An excellent college offering a free event for families is a fantastic thing. It was well-organised and a great day for all the families who attended, and there were certainly many happy faces.”

Principal Virginia Barrett commented: “We have enjoyed yet another successful Family Fun Day at the College, welcoming the local community to experience some of the subjects that the College has to offer. I hope that the day was enjoyed by all and has inspired young minds to consider their paths for the future.”

The Family Fun Day will return next June. Keep an eye on our social media pages for more photos from the event, and our events page for updates on next year’s event.


Thank you to our sponsors who helped to make our Family Fun Day even bigger and better than ever!