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Sixth form launches virtual open evening for new students

Mark Bedford, head of West Coast Sixth Form

Youngsters are invited to consider their options after leaving school at a virtual open evening for a Cumbrian sixth form.

Year 11 students are encouraged to log on to West Coast Sixth Form’s event tomorrow.

The event, at 6pm, is for students eligible to join the school, which has sites in Workington and Whitehaven, in September, and their families.

Students will be able to meet key subject teachers who can explain what is on offer to them. 

The evening will also include a video tour of both sites, which was recorded with help from current students, and course introductions which are also available on YouTube.

Headteacher Mark Bedford said: “The current restrictions have been disruptive to young people’s education, but we want to encourage them to see beyond that and to the opportunities that lie ahead.

“We’d love to be able to invite everyone in to have a look around both our campuses but unfortunately, due to the current restrictions, we’ll have to make the introductions online this year.”

To join the virtual open evening or to find out more, email [email protected]