A rich and varied programme of extra-curricular activities are available to give students balance within the week, and helps to develop the important employability skills our employer partners value.
All Key Stage 4 students are able to select enrichment opportunities for a Friday afternoon and Sixth Formers have access to a wide range of competitions and activities from things like:
At HMS Collingwood in Portsmouth. Our gun crew the ‘UTC Barbarians’ comprised of members from SUTC and South Devon UTC.
This challenge takes courage, determination and plenty of ‘can do’ attitude from our students and staff during the course of the week, values which the Royal Navy takes great pride in. The Junior Leaders Field Gun is one of the best exercises for improving individual leadership, team work and resilience.Watch more
We had two teams competing following our success at the Yorkshire regional competition in the F1 in Schools National Finals competition. Team Avidity Racing achieved joint first place and was awarded Best Engineered Car. This means that the team will now have to redesign their car in readiness for the World F1 in Schools Finals in Abu Dhabi! The venue, which will be at an actual F1 race venue and held during and F1 race weekend, is still to be announced.
This is a tremendous accolade for our college and is an excellent example of the professional values and employability skills, that we work so hard to develop in our students, being demonstrated in a national competition.
Our students invited Age UK users to an intergenerational tea party in a bid to make a difference within the local community. Our pupils welcomed elderly members of the community to the college and serve hot drinks and cake as a way of breaking down the barriers between young and old.
The event, in association with Age UK, was a great opportunity for students to talk about their modern way of life and learn about the past. The members also got a tour around the college, giving them the opportunity to see the fantastic facilities that are available.
At the inaugural made in Yorkshire Business Awards event in Leeds we were delighted to be able to see Jasmine Roper, Year 13, be presented with an award after winning their Young Inventor competition! This competition requires students to engineer a solution to a problem and then present the solution, Dragon’s Den style, to a panel of business people through both local and regional heats. Quite a daunting proposition.
Her product, an automatically inflating life saving aid for use at the beach, really impressed the panel. This is a great achievement and reflects well on the knowledge, skills and understanding Jasmine has made during her time at the UTC.
Our Surfing enrichment afternoons run regularly after the Easter holidays. During Wednesday’s enrichment, and under the expert supervision of our very own ‘surf pro’, maths tutor Mr Ford, the students spend the afternoon down at Cayton Bay. Feedback has been excellent and we are looking forward to seeing their board skills improve over the coming months.