Welcome to our last Blog update of 2018.
As usual our students have been taking part in a variety of activities and have excelled in them all.
A good way to end the year.
Beauty Pampering Day Event
A group of level 5 and 6 Beauty students from Springburn participated in a Ladies Pamper day event on Monday evening, in Glasgow, for the homeless. The students attended this event out with college time. They performed a variety of treatments such as facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures and makeup.
The students worked alongside hairdressers from well-known Glasgow salons.
The experience that the students gained from this event is invaluable, they improved on their communication skills, employability skills. The students gained a great sense of empathy towards people.
We are hoping to make this a regular event as part of our level 5 and 6 Outreach programme.
Cycling events at GKC!
It has been a busy week as many cycling events took place at GKC!
Class Visit – Cycling Presentation to ESOL Students
On Friday 14th December, Sandra, our Campus Cycling Officer and Ricardo and Nina from Bike for Good (local cycling charity) gave a presentation to an Elementary ESOL class at Springburn Campus.
Thanks to a pedagogical approach, they managed to deliver, once again, a very interactive presentation, allowing the students to learn new vocabulary and to discover more about cycling.
Ricardo and Nina took the opportunity to present two projects they are currently running:
- Curious Commuter
Those projects are aiming to help people, who are willing to commute by cycling or even to learn how to ride a bike. Funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, Bike for Good is able to offer a wide range of services for FREE (maintenance classes, essential cycling skills, all season cycling, etc.).
This experience was very successful and the ESOL students expressed a great enthusiasm during the visit. Some of them even dared to have a go on a bike after years without cycling, assisted by Nina!
A huge thank you to Conal Jardine and Joanne Freeman for taking part of it!
Other lecturers have already expressed an interest in hosting this cycling presentation with their students; if you would be interested, please be in touch with Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Another Bike Breakfast took place on Monday 17th December at GK Velocity Cycle Hub (Springburn campus) in collaboration with the Student Association. On this occasion, the College has been working in partnership with the North Glasgow Food Community Initiative; it was a good opportunity to raise awareness about healthy and organic food as well as fair trade products.
We offered FREE fair trade coffee and tea as well as festive food such as mince pies, fruits and vegetarian sausage rolls to everyone who joined us; beginner and advanced cyclists.
The aim of this event is to give students and staff the opportunity to meet up and chat about cycling, regardless of cycling abilities. We are willing to organise more similar events in the next few months.
Once again, thank you to those who were able to attend the event! We hope you had a good time and look forward to seeing you the next one!
If you have any suggestions or comments, please be in touch with Sandra, our Campus Cycling Officer at email@example.com
First Class Christmas Lunch
The students in EEC provided another first class Christmas lunch in the training restaurant.
Customers are phoning to book for next year !!!
We had comments such as -"the best food and service we have ever had", and " this is better than any 5 star restaurant".
Well done to all of the students.
Collaborating With Scottish Disability Sport
Glasgow Kelvin College Support for Learning Department believes very much in Collaborative Approaches to Learning and has already this year seen their Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 Learners working with Learners from our Games and Sports and Health and Fitness Teams. This allied to the huge college wide success of the Support for Learning GK Velocity Cycling Programme and Level 8 Health and Fitness Learners building their Final Year Graded Units around learners from the SFL Department see's the SFL Department really playing a key role in the success of many areas of the college.
This positive approach to Inclusive Learning was given a huge boost last week with the help of staff from Scottish Disability Sport. SDS provided a total of Four Tutors who arrived at the college to offer their professional knowledge and experience to our young coaches and were repaid with energy and enthusiasm in abundance. SDS Staff commented on the positivity of our young people as well as the excellent facilities and organisation of the college. We would like to say a Massive thanks to Scottish Disability Sport for sparking the imaginations of our young people and allowing them to consider the importance of creating an Inclusive Coaching Environment within their practices.
That's us finished for this week and we will be taking a couple of weeks break.
Classes will resume on the 7th of January 2018 and the next Blog will be on the 11th, so if you have anything you would like included, next week or in future Blog updates, please email the details to Tracey on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will makes sure it is included.
Have a great break and we'll see you back here in the New Year!