Honiton: College to forge even closer links with community

PUBLISHED: 15:20 14 July 2009 | UPDATED: 23:48 15 June 2010

Andrew Holt, assistant principal of Honiton Community College.

Andrew Holt, assistant principal of Honiton Community College.

HONITON Community College is to host computer classes for Age Concern and would like to sponsor a flowerbed in the town. It s all part of the college s desire to work more closely with the community.

HONITON Community College is to host computer classes for Age Concern and would like to sponsor a flowerbed in the town.

It's all part of the college's desire to work more closely with the community.

That's what the town council heard last night when Andrew Holt, the college's assistant principal, gave a presentation.

Mr Holt explained the college was awarded specialist status in science in 2005.

Following a good Ofsted report last year, the specialist status is to continue for another three years.

A college teacher is visiting primary schools to demonstrate scientific experiments.

Mr Holt said the college hoped such an initiative would "excite children about science".

Its ambition is to engage more widely with the public.

Mr Holt asked councillors if they would sanction a college noticeboard for the town centre - to publicise all the positive news from the college.

The college also wants to expand the use of its website to publicise events in the community and to link in with businesses. It is seeking support from the council to host Honiton's 'community calendar'.

The mayor, Councillor Vivienne Ash, told the meeting: "I am impressed by the achievements of the college.

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