NSC Floristry Lecturer Gives Demonstration to the Tangent Club

NSC Floristry Lecturer Gives Demonstration to the Tangent Club

North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Floristry lecturer, Eileen Avery, gave a lunchtime demonstration to the Oswestry Tangent Club at NSC’s Scholars Restaurant at the College’s Oswestry Campus. Eileen’s demonstration included instructions on how to look after daffodils and tulips, and how to use and look after floral foam. Eileen demonstrated two displays using recycled materials, the displays using daffodils would be appropriate for marking St. David’s Day.

At the end of the demonstration, the leader of the group gave a vote of thanks and presented Eileen with a small donation to be put towards materials for teaching floristry courses. Floristry student, Lisa Nurse, commented, ‘The demonstration was informative and inspirational; it was nice to sit in Scholars Restaurant with a cup of coffee watching.’ Eileen commented, ‘It was good to have a different audience, promoting the fact that floristry courses have now returned to the College.’

For more information or to apply for Floristry courses at NSC’s Oswestry Campus, please visit www.nsc.ac.uk. You can also call the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 or email admissions@nsc.ac.uk.

Scholars Restaurant is open for lunch every Tuesday and Wednesday during term time, for more information please visit www.scholarsoswestry.co.uk.

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Students from City of Wolverhampton College put one of the city’s political leaders through their paces when he was quizzed on current affairs.

The group of 30 students, who are all studying Uniformed Public Services at the college, put their questions to MP Rob Marris, during a debate on January 29 at the Wellington Road campus.

The debate centred on government cuts in public services, primarily in the police force. Other questions posed looked at Trident, the EU referendum and university degrees for those thinking of a career in policing.

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Student to Showcase Photography Talents in Public Exhibition

Student to Showcase Photography Talents in Public Exhibition

Level 6 Degree Photography student at Walsall College, Marcella Allen (41) with her images from L-R: A Communications Tower which Marcella and her sisters used to play in, and one of the storage units that was used for ammunition.

A Level 6 Degree Photography student at Walsall College is set to see her work appear on public display at the Phoenix Park visitor centre in Dublin, Ireland, throughout February.

Marcella Allen, 41, who is launching her own business, Ixion Photography, went back to her Irish roots to take a collection of images of her former home – the park’s Magazine Fort, for a college project.

Built in 1735, the Magazine Fort is a historic ammunition storage depot which was used by the British and Irish Army from the 18th – 20th century. Marcella lived in the fort until she was 7 years old with her family including her grandad, James Meade, who was the resident caretaker, at the age of 13 her family moved to the UK.

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Students Set to Stage Hairspray Musical

Students Set to Stage Hairspray Musical

Level 2 and 3 BTEC Performing Arts students in costume for Hairspray

Talented Walsall College Performing Arts students are gearing up to showcase their talents to the public with an adaption of popular Broadway musical, ‘Hairspray’.

Level 2 and 3 Acting students will be staging evening performances of the the all singing all dancing show on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th February in the college’s theatre space, ‘The Venue’ at Wisemore Campus.

Set in 1960s Baltimore, the play, which was also turned in a hit movie, follows dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad who auditions for a spot on “The Corny Collins Show” and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity and a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion.

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Students celebrate 100% pass rate

Students celebrate 100% pass rate

AAT Level 4 Accounting part-time students, with tutors Sarah Hartshorn (far left) and Les Ritchie (far right)

Accounting students from Shrewsbury College are celebrating after 100 per cent of them passed their first exam of the year – breaking a college record and beating the national average pass rate!

The group of 15 part-time Level 4 AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) students, smashed the national average pass rate of 66.5 per cent and the average international pass rate of 48.7 per cent – giving them a tremendous boost for upcoming year.

The ‘Financial Statements’ exam was sat in late December and results were published this week.

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Public consultation over merger of three Shropshire Colleges now open

Three Shropshire Colleges propose merger to create largest Sixth Form College in the country

L-R Martin Ward, Principal of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, Fiona O’Brien, Principal of New College Telford and Steve Wain, Principal of Shrewsbury College are pictured in Ironbridge.

The public consultation to seek views over the proposed merger between Shrewsbury College, New College Telford and Shrewsbury Sixth Form College has now opened.

The consultation is open between 1 February and 4 March, 2016 and members of the public are invited to take part by sharing their views, coming along to a public event and replying to the online survey.

The proposal is that New College Telford and Shrewsbury College would merge into Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, creating one large sixth form college group – but all three sites would remain.

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NSC Plans Chinese New Year Event

Level 3 Travel and Tourism Students, Lottie Butler (L) and Kami Petkova (R), advertising the Chinese Night at Scholars

Level 3 Travel and Tourism Students, Lottie Butler (L) and Kami Petkova (R), advertising the Chinese Night at Scholars

Level 3 Travel and Tourism Students at North Shropshire College (NSC) are organising an event for Chinese New Year, the students will be assisted by NSC’s Hospitality and Catering students at Scholars Restaurant as part of their module on Planning and Managing a Hospitality Event. Travel and Tourism lecturer, Louise Gregory, commented ‘last year the students held a successful Indian themed night, it is hoped that this year’s event will prove just as popular.’

The Travel and Tourism students had to pitch their ideas for a themed event to Scholars staff and students, they have been tasked with creating the decorations and promoting the event to potential customers. This year’s event is timed to coincide with Chinese New Year. Louise when on to say, ‘It is an excellent opportunity to be working in conjunction with the staff and students from Scholars Restaurant and provides the students with practical experiences to enhance their learning.’

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