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'Fantastic' Have a Go Day proves a hit with residents
Sign language, bread making and mini manicures were just some of the taster sessions on offer at a St Albans college this week.
Oaklands College opened its doors to residents on Saturday for its Have a Go Day, with the aim of making residents think about new careers.
More than 1,200 people tried out 50 different activities during the day.
One of the visitors Megan McKinnon tried out a number of sessions including Indian head massage, print making and brick arch building.
She said: "It was a great day, an opportunity to see the college’s fantastic new facilities and learn a new skill.
"I have taken part in five activities which have all provided me with a taster of a possible career.
"The day was fantastic."
The college’s student advice team and representatives from Youth Connexions were on also on hand during the day offering support and guidance.
The Countess of Verulam was the guest of honour at the event.
Zoe Hancock, principal of Oaklands College, said: "The day was a real success and we are delighted The Countess of Verulam could attend.
"It was great to see people of all ages taking part in a number of activities, some of which they wouldn’t have normally considered, and having a look around our new facilities."