We have a slightly shorter Blog for you this week, but that doesn't mean its any less interesting or informative, a photography exhibition, a day of collaboration and a celebration of learning all take pride of place.
Find out what has been happening by reading on.
Adam ‘MADE’ The Day
Team MADE at our Barbering Academy had the pleasure of hosting a visit from Adam Sloan - CEO @ Mens Hairdressing Federation (MHFed), Chairman of City and Guilds Barbering Industry Board, Salon Owner, Educator and a very proud talented hands on Barber. Accompanying Adam was City and Guilds, Emma Kite - Technical Adviser for Hairdressing and Beauty and Kerry Bamber - Business Development Manger Scottish Region.
An amazing day of collaboration showcasing what we do at the Academy, brainstorming new ideas for industry lead courses and networking. Great fun was had engaging with some of our past and present academy trainees who were in awe of meeting an industry legend. Discussion around delivering creative, unique and quality training for those within or entering the barbering industry was our key focus and with 7 industry experienced enthusiasts around a table ideas and chat was at full flow!!
Our visitors took a tour of Kelvins East End campus later in the day and were just wowed by our staff, students, facilities and just general enthusiasm to inspiring and educating our learners. We cant thank our visitors enough for all their input throughout the day endorsing our Academy ethos whist sharing their experiences, new ideas along with nurturing what we already do.
Hot of the press from the day is Tracy Leavy and Alan Findlay are registered to present at the 'TeachMeet' on 6th June in Paisley ran by UWS supported by College Development Network with 'MADE: Collaborative Barber Training' being our topic. For Adam and City and Guilds to invest so much time and energy into our academy is invaluable in growing our barber training portfolio along with bringing such great banter and inspiration for all at TEAM MADE! - the good news for us is they cant wait to return!
ESOL Take Part In All Write Writing Celebration
ESOL students took part in our annual All Write writing celebration on Tuesday. The themes were' happiness' or 'a tradition that is special to me.'
Students wrote a true or fictional story or a poem. There was a prize for the best entry for every class. Staff and students very much enjoyed listening to and reading the stories which were so diverse and interesting. Some were very moving as they spoke about how difficult life can be but how coming to college, making new friends and learning English has meant so much. Others were fascinating as they opened our eyes to new traditions and cultures that we hadn't heard about before. We learned about bride dances in Sudan, the 12 dishes served for Christmas in Poland, spring celebrations of the Avars, feast preparations for Eid, a festival in Italy where you throw oranges at people and many more.
Thank you so much to all the students who took part and the staff who supported them in telling, writing and typing their stories and providing certificates.
End Of Year Photography Exhibition
The End of Year Photography Exhibition was held on Thursday the 23rd of May at our West Campus.
The courses taking part in the exhibition were the NQ Photography L5 and NC Photography Level 6 from the Easterhouse Campus, NQ Photography Level 6 and HND Year 1 from the Springburn Campus and Schools Link Photography from our West Campus.
The below images were taken on the night by Pawel Budinski a student on our NC Photography Level 6 course.
Was a great night and well attended.
Visit to Mary Barbour Statue
The ESOL National 4A students have recently been studying the Glasgow Rent Strikes of 1915.
On the 10th of May we took the underground to Govan station to see the Mary Barbour Statue. For many learners this was the first time they had used the Glasgow Underground, and we were able to compare it to the Tube services in their home cities, like Tehran. We also learned the local name for the Tube, Clockwork Orange.
At the statue, the learners were keen to take photographs with this landmark to such a brave woman.
Beat the Street
Getting Active for a Healthy Community
Are you or your students looking for a healthy way to be involved with your community? You could always support the Explore Scottish Canals - Beat the Street initiative by taking part in their exciting activities:
Beat the Street is coming to Maryhill, Lambhill and Hillhead from 31 May - 12 July. It’s a community wide game where players earn points as they walk, run & cycle around their area tapping cards on sensors called Beat Boxes. Will you be playing? https:// beatthestreet.me/glasgowcanals #beatthestreet
Get ready to take up the Beat the Street challenge. Set up a team and get tapping to see if you can make it to the top. There are great prizes up for grabs! Set up a team online - https://beatthestreet.me/glasgowcanals/faqs#teams
That's us finished for this week.
Our final Blog of this academic year will be on the 14th of June, so if you would like an end of year class or team picture included (remember to have everyone's permission) or if someone has deserved individual recognition or of course anything else, please email the details to Tracey on email@example.com and we will makes sure it is put in
Have a great weekend.