Newcastle College‘s family fun day guarantees to kick off the festival season whatever the weather may bring this weekend.
The family fun day takes place this Saturday April 28 between 10am-3pm at Rye Hill Campus and will showcase the college’s Festival of Learning running from April to July.
The festival is aimed at everyone – whether they are seeking a new career or to boost their current one, to develop new practical skills to make life easier or less expensive, or school leavers looking at their next steps.
A range of activities for all of the family will run throughout the day including: crazy golf, a ball pool, giant traditional and 3D computer games, face painting and crafts.
Capital Radio will also be inviting visitors to join them in their games pad and to meet presenters Bodg, Matt and JoJo from 12 noon to 1pm.
There will also be the chance to: crack a CSI Newcastle case by joining the Uniformed Public Services and Vocational Science teams for some crime scene investigation and fingerprinting activities, experience what the future holds in an ageing suit, or to take on Horticultural experts in a plant quiz challenge.
Students will also be showing off their skills by giving bricklaying, painting and decorating, joinery, plumbing, roofing and body repair demonstrations.
For something a little more relaxing there will be mini beauty treatments and some delicious food tasting on offer.
During the event tutors from the college will also be on hand to provide more information about festival courses – hundreds of which are free – and to take enrolments. 16-18 year-olds can also take the opportunity to speak to tutors to get all the essential information about courses they may need ahead of the forthcoming exam season.