Huddersfield New College’s IT and Computing department welcomed Year 9 students from Salendine Nook High for the annual Computing and Information Technology Experience Day.

Students interested in exploring the potential of a career in the IT based industries joined HNC staff for the day and enjoyed activities including lego robot programming, a networking activity and game programming. The group also enjoyed some time in the College’s state-of-the-art Sports facilities, taking a break from their computer screens and IT based activities with a racketlon challenge!

The day allowed students to gain a taste of what they can expect when studying these types of subjects at A Level and BTEC, and helped to stretch and challenge their IT skills and knowledge.

Dr Joe Norton, Head of Computing and IT says: “It was a fantastic day and as always we were impressed by the enthusiasm and excellent behaviour of students. The IT based industries offer some fantastic careers and progression routes, and the qualifications on offer at HNC often mark the first step to exciting careers in the computing, IT and gaming industries. We were delighted to be able to offer students from Salendine Nook a taste of what they can expect if they choose these subjects at post-16, and help them to develop higher level skills and knowledge.”