To mark the opening day, former student Professor Howard Wilson visited the college to give an insightful lecture to the lower and upper sixth Physics students based on his area of expertise; fusion physics.
Tom Potter, Principal, commented: “This is a fabulous new space we have created for students, something they have been asking for now for quite some time. We have spent around £2million in the last two years on improving the College facilities and will be spending almost another £1million in the next few months. The whole site looks and feels so much better. It was great to Have Professor Howard Wilson from York University
open the space as a former Scalby and Sixth Form student and talk on his work which potentially could be a huge leap forward for mankind if / when it is successfully implemented.”
Throughout the opening week of The Hub the main themes are local community history and popular culture in years gone by – tying in with Local Community History month which runs throughout May this year.
A number of events are being held to make the opening week memorable. The late Max Payne had kindly donated a wonderful selection of photographs depicting Scarborough and surrounding areas in bygone years; they are a fitting tribute to Max’s work, talent and generosity.
On Wednesday afternoon Scarborough Museums Trust provided a display of Scarborough artefacts which all have seaside connotations – old post cards and bathing suits were just a couple of the curious items displayed which provoked thought and nostalgia.
The week will end with a 1970’s inspired dance performed by our X Factor Dance Group on Thursday and a display of staff photos showing them as they were in their teens on Friday.
The opening of The Hub was a great success and helped to showcase the diversity of the area. We are extremely grateful to all who contributed and hope that the new area will be of great benefit to the students and staff of Scarborough Sixth Form College.
- Professor Howard Wilson with student Emma Eley, who won the competition to come up with a name for the new build.