As we head into the last couple of weeks of this academic year we have seen a flurry of activity.
End of year fundraising totals, trips out and extraordinary student performances, its quite something.
We have a very talented bunch of students at Glasgow Kelvin College.
ESOL Students Receive Their End Of Year Certificates.
ESOL students from all campuses and community classes came to Springburn and East End today to receive their end of year certificates.
The ESOL staff would like to say a big thank you to all our students for their hard work, dedication and willingness to take part in and help out with events. We particularly enjoyed the Halloween party organised by National 5 Stage 1!
We would like to wish you all well with your future endeavours and we look forward to seeing many of you again next session!
Fantastic Student Performances
Fashion Fundraiser Total
GKC Fashion are delighted to announce that the total raised this year for SAMH is £2,817.
The department hosted a tea party which was attended by Chloe from the charity to receive the cheque.
Well done all!
Students Day at Inchailloch
ESOL National 5 Stage 1 students plus teachers George Gillen and Candy Rankin went on a visit to Inchailloch (Isle of the Cowled woman) in Loch Lomond. We took the college minibus to Balhama and then a short ferry ride. It was a beautiful summer’s day. We were especially lucky to have Candy with us who explained about the history of the island as she had visited it several times before. When we got to the beach we were greeted by a very unusual site – several Scotsmen in historical dress who were there as part of a corporate package. We loved having our photos taken with them.
The highlight was when we walked up to a special viewing point and the sight was idyllic.
GKC Singing Garden
As part of the development of GKC "Singing Garden", the construction students recently created a beautiful brick planter.
This will be used with the poly tunnel to grow various plants, veg and herbs for the Volunteer and Personal Achievement students in the next academic year.
ESOL Reading Ahead Challenge
National 3 ESOL Eastend Campus and West Campus completed the Reading Ahead Challenge for 2017- 2018.
They were challenged to read 6 books and complete book reviews and discuss what they had read. Once completed, we all celebrated and the students were awarded with a certificate from the Reading Agency.
Well done National 3!
Annual Student Exchange Visit, GKC, UWS and Don State Technical University
We were pleased to recently welcome our visitors from Don State Technical University, in Rostov on Don in Russia, for their leg of the annual exchange visit. The six Civil Engineering students will spend the first week of their 3 week stay taking part in site and cultural visits before moving to UWS Paisley for the second week and finally joining our 1st year HND Civil Engineering students on the Constructionarium project in Bathgate. At Constructionarium, the students will take part in a live build project including project meetings, planning meetings and actual site work where they will be split into teams and will construct a scaled down version of a Barcelona Tower, a bridge or even a wind turbine.
We were also delighted to welcome the three members of staff accompanying the students for the first part of the exchange visit - Svetlana Sheina, Galina Kravchenko and Ludmila Glebova.
In August five of our Civil Engineering students and two students from UWS will make the trip to Rostov to take part in the annual summer school along with students from Austria and, for the 1st time this year, Northern Ireland. The title of this year’s project is “Sustainable Development. Renewable Energy Sources and Green Technologies for the Reconstruction of the Educational Building”.
92 learners from Glasgow Kelvin College entered 13 categories at “Craftex”. There were 10 winning entries, including Valentina Boneva an HNC Jewellery learner who also won the “Deacon’s Award”. All winners received their awards at the Awards Ceremony in Trades House on 8th June.
Congratulations to staff and learners who participated in this event.
Our Glasgow Kelvin winners were:
Here are a couple of shots of two of our Winners.
Foundation Apprentice End Of Year Trip
This was our year 1 Foundation Apprentices in Creative and Digital Media on their end of year industry trip to STV studious at Pacific Quay.
A great day and thank you to STV for hosting us and showing the students the studios.
Congratulations To ……
Well done to Sabrina Mandulu a current 2nd Year Acting and Performance learner who recently appeared on STV news discussing Mental Health awareness and the power of music and performance.
Well done also to Reece Hayes who completed his HND Acting and Performance programme in 2016 who recently celebrated Prince Charles 70th birthday celebrations at Buckingham Palace. Reece is a young ambassador who continuously volunteers time towards supporting the trusts work.
Another well done to Reece Hayes, 2nd year Actor who completed his HND Acting and Performance programme in 2016. Reece successfully delivered a presentation on mental health and not being judgemental at Ted x youth Glasgow
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Have a great weekend!