Lucy Bayliss was recently selected to participate in an international conference held in Berlin entitled "Youth for peace - 100 years after World War I, 100 ideas for peace." The event drew together 500 young people from across Europe with the aim of creating an international dialogue on how best to promote peace in Europe.

Congratulations to Foundation Learning student Federica Vazzana on coming 1st at the British Schools Gymnastics Association Trampoline Competition – South Regional – U19 Disability Novice Cat1. She will now compete at the Southern Zonal in January for qualification to the National Finals. Good luck!

Public Services students and staff were invited to the Army Officer Insight Day at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst this week where they had the opportunity to watch the Commandant’s Parade and take part in a series of talks and discussions with current Officer Cadets and permanent staff. 

As part of Alton College’s preparation for T Levels, we are reaching out to local employers to come in and speak to students about life in the workplace and their career journeys to date. The initiative started recently with the visit of a young, local engineer, Nadia Domanski from Woking who studied at the University of Bath. She is now working on Oil Rigs for the global Engineering company Schlumberger.

Each week we will be highlighting a different subject from our broad range of A level and vocational qualifications and exploring the students, staff, alumni, trips and course content. Starting this week with Geography.

Last month, several Level 2 Engineering students had the fantastic opportunity to visit McLaren in Woking. Engineering teacher Malcolm Buchanan tells us all about it...