Lincoln UTC open day today - applications open
The Lincoln University Technical College held its open day for parents and pupils today.
They enjoyed a tour of the Engineering Hub at the University of Lincoln and a presentation on what to expect at Lincoln UTC.
The children enjoyed a workshop on how to make a hovercraft using materials provided by the university which they then presented to their parents.
At the end of the tour the children were given a personalised goodie bag containing further information, a USB stick with their name engraved on it and a torch.
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Doctor Rona Mackenzie is the Principal of Lincoln UTC and was at hand for parents and pupils who were full of questions.
Dr Rona Mackenzie said: “I’m really looking forward to meeting more parents and students interested in joining us at UTC next year.
“Businesses are approaching me all the time wanting to get involved. I’m just really excited.
“I’ve had 10 years of experience working in Lincoln schools and the UTC is just going to be so very different to what else is on offer in the county.
“Lincoln and its neighbouring counties have a wealth of science and engineering based businesses and our students will meet their future skill demands.
“Guided by these regional employers and their future skills requirements, our students will study a bespoke curriculum which offers a unique experience, integrating technical and academic qualifications.
“This unique collaboration will enable our students to complete their education and seamlessly embark on their chosen career pathway in engineering and science, confident that they have the skills and experiences to meet the needs of modern-day industry.”
Set to open in September 2014 the school day will be from 8.30am till 5pm.
Pupils will not be set any homework.
There will be no school uniform, instead pupils in Year 10 will wear matching suits and in Year 12 they can wear their own suits within set guidelines.
There will also no bells as pupils are encouraged and expected to manage their own time as they would in the workplace.
The school terms will tie in with the rest of the county except for the summer term where there will be an extra week.
During the summer holidays pupils will be expected to do relevant work experience.
Class sizes will be no bigger than 20 and tutor groups will be a mix of ages.
Applicant Louis Goldson said: “I’m only 12 but I’m applying for 2014 admission.
“I’ve always been interested in maths and electricity and how things work.
“I really hope I get a place.”
Thirteen year old Luke Turton told the Echo: “I’ve been interested in applying since I first heard about it.
“I’ve found today really interesting especially making the hovercraft.
“I’m applying for the first intake for Year 10.
“I really enjoy taking things apart and putting them together to make them work better.
“I’m really interested in engineering and I think this will be the best environment for me.”
Applications are being accepted now.
To apply for Year 10 email email@example.com or call 01522 782030
To apply for Year 12 click here www.lincolnutc.co.uk/