This year the SFX Open Day was held on Saturday 11th November. It gave visitors the opportunity to have a look around the college, meet with teacher and students, take part in course activities and attend a special presentation.
Many students had given up their Saturday to help out at the Open Day working as a student ambassador, a role which included welcoming visitors, answering queries, directing visitors to their subjects or venues of interest and representing their subjects within the classroom. The ambassadors looked very smart in their purple t-shirts.
Across the college there were various activities taking place in different classrooms. The Psychology department had a doodle analysis experiment as well as the opportunity to take a criminal personality quiz. The Science department had ox heart and sheep lung dissection in Biology, exciting rainbow fizz and disappearing ink experiments in chemistry and long distance laser music in physics. Performing and Production Arts students could be found in the Music Recording studio giving demonstrations on how to use the equipment. The Business department had taste testing of different chocolate and cola to see if visitors could distinguish the more expensive brand. Have a look at the full list of activities and take part in some yourself here.
The “About SFX” presentation featured a talk from SFX Principal Stella Flannery, who explained a little bit about what a 6th form is and the reasons for choosing a 6th form college like SFX.
Stella was followed by two SFX Alumni, Joao and Joshua, who spoke to the audience.
Joao left the college in 2016 and is now on an apprenticeship with accounting firm KPMG. Joao credited the college for helping him to get his apprenticeship and advised the future students to focus on their studies, as “grades are with you for life”.
Joshua left SFX in 2014 and has since completed a degree in Law at the University of Birkbeck and has recently begun The Bar training to become a barrister. Joshua passed on his words of wisdom to the visitors on how to make the most of 6th form.
The presentation was rounded off by a beautiful performance of the song “Seasons of Love” from rent the musical by the Performing and Production Arts students.
You can watch the presentations and performances here.
If you missed the Open Day but want to come and visit the college, come along to our Open Day Fair on Wednesday February 7th 2018 from 4-6pm to meet and speak with students and teachers, or keep an eye out for our next college tour evening here.