Due to the long weekend we just have a short Blog update for you today, still plenty of pictures for you to view and an excellent story about one of our students.
Read on to find out more about these and other happenings at the college.
Omedeto Gozaimasu to Zim!
HN Music Performance student, Zim Ruiz, has shown his worth in martial arts by carrying home a gold medal in Iaido (the Japanese art of Sword-drawing) at the National level, an event held annually by the British Kendo Association.
Zim has been practising Iaido with Kensaki Iaido Dojo in Easterhouse for almost a year and is currently graded at 2nd-Kyu. He was delighted to win his Gold Medal in the Mudan division at the Loughborough event and to be part of a very strong Scottish team who all medalled at the competition.
“Iaido is a good way to exercise your mind, body and spirit through learning with a Japanese sword. It improves self-discipline as well as posture.”
If interested in taking up this exceptional martial art, Iaido is free-to-try for 4 weeks. Thereafter £2.50 with student concession and £5.00 if full-time waged. See the attached flyer.
A delighted Zim is 2nd from the right in the picture. Congratulations (Omedeto Gozaimasu!) go to him and to his colleagues on the successful Scottish team.
Dr Bike Sessions at East-End, Springburn and West-End campuses
What a busy week, it was! More Dr Bike sessions took place at East-End, West-End and Springburn campuses last week, in collaboration with On Bikes, Lambhill stables and Bike for Good.
As usual, students, staff were given the opportunity to get a FREE maintenance check on their bikes by a skilled mechanic.
Those events have been successful and about 20 bikes have been checked. Sandra, our Campus Cycling Officer, was also able to engage with staff and students to promote cycling. We were glad to get the local community involved as well in Springburn.
Remember that if you have a bicycle or children’s bicycles, even unused for years, feel free to bring them at one of our next sessions!
- Springburn campus – Monday 20th May, 11.30-1.30
- Easterhouse campus: Wednesday 22nd May, 12-1 TBC
- West-End campus - TBC
As usual, if you have any suggestions or comments, please be in touch with Sandra, our Campus Cycling Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycling Schemes – Launching Event
On Thursday 18th April, the College launched its cycling schemes at Springburn campus, and we were delighted as the weather was particularly nice. This event has given the opportunity to students and staff to trial e-bikes (electric bikes) around the campus.
It was amazing to see so many happy faces during the event! Cycling is definitely fun!
Thanks everyone for coming along!
If you were unable to join the event but would still be interested in trialling an e-bike, please be in touch with Sandra, our Campus Cycling Officer at email@example.com
Please take note that the cycle hire schemes should be ready and operating in the next few weeks - Stay tuned for more updates!
Students Observational Activity
The Communities team, within the college, work in partnership with many different organisations in our wider access projects and lifelong learning outreach groups and students get involved too.
Below are some photos from HNC Student, Beth's, observation activity with the EEC Homework Group, which takes place on Thursday evenings.
Thanks go to the Local Tesco, Parkheads Community Champion, Susan Wilson, for donating the Easter eggs which were given out to the young ones in the homework club and also the YP EEC Youth Access on Thursday too.
That's us finished for this week.
If you have anything you would like 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 long weekend.