Sparks fly for Deanes and Castle View students at Welding and Fabrication taster session

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Students from Castle View School pose alongside their work after attending a ‘Welding and Fabrication Experience’ taster sessionStudents from the Deanes School in Thundersley and Castle View School on Canvey Island attended a ‘Welding and Fabrication Experience’ taster session at Seevic College on Monday 10 February.

The sessions saw around 40 students, supported by the College’s experienced Tutors, gain experience of basic fabrication and welding techniques before using a plasma torch to shape their own personalised metal ornament.

Students also received tours of the College Campus which was redeveloped during 2013 including the creation of a new social space ‘The Hub’, remodelling of 26 teaching classrooms, a new Performing Arts facility and new learning support centre.

“It’s been great to come in to a big College like this and try out the facilities." Castle View student Joe Nash

“It’s been great to come in to a big College like this and try out the facilities. I really enjoyed the plasma cutting, I liked adding my own personal touch to it by including my initials.”

Castle View student Joe Nash, who took part in the taster session, said: “It’s been great to come in to a big College like this and try out the facilities. I really enjoyed the plasma cutting, I liked adding my own personal touch to it by including my initials.”

“It’s been great to come in to a big College like this and try out the facilities. I really enjoyed the plasma cutting, I liked adding my own personal touch to it by including my initials.”

The taster sessions were supported by the Skills Show, the European Social fund and the National Careers Service.

Seevic College offers the widest choice of A-Levels in South Essex, including Design & Technology and Electronics. The College also offers vocational qualifications including Welding, Engineering and Vehicle Technology.

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