The Autumn Fayre & Open Day will be taking place on Saturday 2nd October from 10am until 1pm and is a result of the huge success of the Open Day & Spring Fair which happened earlier this year. The Autumn event is the perfect opportunity for local people to have a look around the beautiful campus, investigate the facilities on offer and enquire about any courses they may be interested in, and last but not least, to have a great family day out!
The event is also an ideal opportunity for year 11 pupils and their families to get a feel for the college and ask any questions they may have on the further education options they have available to them after their GCSE’s.
There are plenty of activities and demonstrations to keep everyone entertained, from dog agility displays, face painting, airbrush tattoos, to a bouncy slide and tea cups ride for the more adventurous. If music is your passion make sure you come along to the group drumming tuition, or if it’s the glamorous lifestyle you prefer, the free make-overs will be right up your street!
Here’s a full list of all the fun activities that will be happening on the day:
Big inflatable slide
Kiddies toy ride (Teacups)
Face painting & airbrush tattoos
Dog agility display
Group drumming instructor
Cooking demo – have a go at making canapés and chocolate boxes
Sit in a fire engine
Meet the College’s small animals
Urban Dance performances throughout the day
Free make-overs and hairstyles
Have a go at Construction Skills
Snack menu available to purchase on the day, including Ice cream
Best of all the activities are all completely free - meaning you can save your pennies for supporting the local arts and crafts stalls that will be selling a range of items from hand-made candles and cards, beautiful jewellery through to mouth-watering jams and chutneys.
Here is an extensive run-down of the craft stalls that will be featuring at the fayre:
Paintings and decorative candles
Christmas cake, jam and chutneys
Greetings cards, gift wrap and stationery stall
Natural nail care and products
Glass and bead jewellery
wood turning and carving
And as a special treat the North Wings Parachute Display Team will be dropping in (as long as the weather is fine.)
If you get peckish there will be a variety of refreshments and ice creams available as well.
East Durham College is a leading further education college offering courses for school leavers, adult learning as well as staff training for employers.