Cambridge Regional College entertain Huntingdonshire residents with Hunts Campus Community Fun Day

Thursday 5 July 2018

Cambridge Regional College’s Huntingdon Campus Open Day was held at the end of June and attracted interest not only from budding students but local residents of all ages, with over 100 members of the public attending to enjoy the festivities.

Billed as a ‘community fun day’, the event showcased current student’s skills and talents, with the accent on entertainment. All attractions were free to enjoy and included an outside broadcast by Huntingdon Community Radio, live music and performances, art and craft exhibitions and demonstrations of skills as diverse as hairdressing to woodworking to the arts and, back by popular demand, the return of the popular plant sale.

The new format was devised by the college to inform and entertain at the same time. Vice Principal Michelle Dowse, speaking on behalf of the college, said: “We have seen tremendous interest and support in what we do at our Huntingdon campus following the merger with Cambridge Regional College last August and hosting a fun day was the ideal opportunity to show our appreciation. The event was so well received we intend to make it an annual celebration and continue to give something back to the local community every year.”

With some of the best facilities in the country, focussed on vocational learning, including industry-standard workshops, studios and salons, experienced staff and students were on hand during the day to give advice and guidance, offering visitors the chance to find out more about the courses and support services available to learners and the varied social activities and events the campus runs.

CRC offers a wide range of full-time, part-time and Higher Education courses, from Construction and Engineering to Media and Computing Technologies. It is one of the top 10 colleges in the country and the largest Apprenticeship provider in the Eastern Region, with thousands of apprentices currently in training, and many opportunities to join great companies and start great careers.

A centre of vocational excellence, CRC continues to develop its role as a major seat of learning in the East of England. It is rated among the top 5% of FE colleges in the UK with a number of specific achievements including the highest pass rate countrywide in 19+ GCSE maths A*-C.