An integral part of studying Public Services at Alton College is to gain real life insight into different aspects of the Public Service Sector. Students recently took part in the Hampshire Constabulary Rural Crime Prevention Initiative, attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Parade and took Royal Navy Psychometric testing during a visit to campus. 

Supporting and collaborating with local schools is a key part of College life. The 'Eggar's Experience' (Eggar's School's bespoke whole-school enrichment programme) came to campus this week for a dark-room photography session, while College staff visited the school to lead Stem and Code Club providing talks in the style of the Royal Institute lectures. 

More Able and Talented science students scooped top awards at the annual British Biology Olympiad competition and attended lectures and activities on neuroscience at University of Southampton recently. More than 7200 students from around the UK took part in the UK British Olympiad competition and only the top performers receive awards.

Alex Scarborough, previously at Freemantles School near Woking, will be representing Great Britain at the 11th Special Olympics World Winter Games in Schladming, Austria in March. He will compete in the Alpine Skiing category in both slalom and Super G.

Xīnnián kuàilè or Happy Chinese New Year to our Chinese students and their families. There are currently 14 students from the People's Republic of China studying a range of A level and vocational courses with us before they go on to UK universities. This year is the Year of the Fire Rooster.

Teams of Year 8 and 9s from Eggar's School and Amery Hill School worked with A level students to compete in the launch of the Junior Team Maths Challenge, designed to stretch more able students, this month.