Bunclody Vocational College rolls out red carpet for prospective students
The red carpet was well and truly rolled out at Bunclody Vocational College (BVC) recently as over 180 prospective students and their parents took a look around the facilities and got a taste of 'A Day in the Life of a Second Level Student'.
Teachers and students from the Vocational College were on hand to welcome the visitors into the classrooms and answer any questions they might have as part of their open day. The visiting students took part in quizzes, practical subject demonstrations and sporting activities, as well as having the opportunity to speak some French and Irish, watch experiments in the Science lab, taste delicious buns from the Home Economics room and check out the mini companies created by the current fifth year students.
Student Council members acted as wonderful tour guides on the day with musical entertainment also provided throughout by the Music Department. Principal Mr James Murphy gave a comprehensive presentation to parents outlining the unique 'taster' programme offered to first years, allowing them to sample all subjects before making their choices on entering second year.
Mr Murphy outlined that exciting times were coming down the tracks for Bunclody Vocational College with plans for a new multi-million euro extension well underway and he hopes to get parents and members of the local community involved in suggesting a new name for BVC as part of this development.
Mr Murphy said he was delighted with how things went. 'Our teachers and students worked very hard to provide an enjoyable two days for our visitors and I would like to thank them and also the local primary schools for allowing us this time with their students,' he said.