English Language and English Language and Literature combined students visited the John Rylands Library in Central Manchester last week. Students had the opportunity to attend an incredible seminar on the history of the English Language.
English Language students were visited by two year old, Barney, to explore the way in which children acquire language. Speaking is probably the hardest thing we will ever learn to do, yet we generally all do it at a similar pace.
Ashton Sixth Form College Enrichment Day allows students to explore their field outside of the classroom. English students went on a library tour across Manchester taking in the sights right on their doorstep.
Students spoke directly to universities across the UK via a webinar with Reading, Bristol and Sheffield University.
This year, the Student Council decided #WorldBookDay is for everyone. To encourage literacy and the benefits of reading, staff across the college dressed up from 101 Dalmatians to Alice in Wonderland to Where's Wally. A Favourite Book Tree grew in the Learning Commons and a short story competition was launched.
Alumni Daniel Peak, was part of the winning team for this year’s BAFTA Children's Comedy 2016 award for “Horrible Histories Special: Sensational Shakespeare”.
Performance Poet Chanje Kunda visited Ashton Sixth Form College on behalf of Equality and Diversity, as part of Black History Month. Equality and Diversity Ambassadors got to watch the performance and ask questions, along with students from the English Department.