We hope you are enjoying the first day of your September weekend, but we're sure you are still interested in finding out what fellow students have been involved in this week.
Read on to find out about whats been going on.
Double Master Class at MADE – SNAP!!
The students at our Barbering Academy were wowed by 2 master classes this week.
Rebel Rebel Alan Findlay got creative with an 'on trend' barbering step by step cutting demo showing our students how to blend the techniques they are learning to create an overall finished look. Throughout Alan's demo GKC lecturer Simon Murphy captured action shots explaining principles of great photography creating an environment of dual purpose learning. With Alan being top of the barbering game and Simon recently being a winner of the prestigious 'Portrait of Britain' competition our students could not have been in better hands.
To complete the day Simon delivered a photo shoot workshop showing how lighting and position can be used to create an final image using just your phone, vital to creating our students Instagram barber profile. Being able to photograph their live model cuts in a professional but simple way enables them to show not only their progress log as a self motivational tool but creates the foundation of building a client base in the industry and an online CV for potential employers.
Invaluable learning for our MADE students future.
With thanks again to Simon for sharing his knowledge in such a natural engaging and inspiring way. Our students loved every minute and are now snap happy with confidence and style!
Student Make Use of Facilities In Easterhouse Flexible Learning Centre
Colin Scott's class, Level 4 Pathways to Employment Group, were making use of the new facilities available in Easterhouse Flexible Learning Centre this week.
Learners within this group are preparing to take up mainstream courses, employment projects or jobs. The class they have on a Monday afternoon is called Preparing for Mainstream and as such the session we took them for on Monday was all about exactly this!!
Colin was amazed that a proper lesson on how to engage fully with the library is not a 'MUST DO' for all learners coming into the college. When you see the resources on offer its plain to see that the answers for many learners are right at the end of their finger tips!!
Participating In The Fire Reach Programme
This week, fearless learners from the Transitions to Learning & Work programme participated in basic training drills led by Scottish Fire and Rescue.
The Fire Reach programme offers young people the opportunity to visit local stations and build their skills in teamwork and communication by working together to navigate difficult obstacles and simulated casualty rescue scenarios. The learners have enjoyed the experience and will reflect on their learning upon returning to college.
Congratulations to everyone who completed the course and in doing so have completed a challenge as part of their Bronze Youth Awards!
Great Turnout At The European Mobility Week Events
Thank you to everyone who took part in the events organised at our four campuses, in relation to the European Mobility Week (16th - 22nd September). If you had to miss them, don’t worry, many more events are organised for the SCOTLAND’S CLIMATE WEEK (in October).
Meanwhile, see below a brief summary of what GKC did to promote clean mobility and sustainable transport:
E-Bike demo & Dr. bike sessions
On Monday we had Bike for Good delivering another of their Dr. Bike sessions, where they serviced a few bikes.
In addition to that, we offered staff and students to try one of the e-Bikes available for staff to travel between campuses. Everyone loved them! Who doesn’t like a bit of help when climbing up a hill on a bike?
Making cycling FUN, ACCESSIBLE & INCLUSIVE
On Thursday we offered FREE healthy BREAKFAST to those who cycled to the College. After that, we had Free Wheels North with 10 of their adaptive bikes, for our CYCLE FUN DAY. This is one of the most popular events, and we had so much FUN indeed!
It’s great to see EVERYONE ON WHEELS!
If You missed it…DON’T WORRY! You’ll be able to try them on Thursday 10th October, from 10am to 1pm. Come along with your friends!
East End, Easterhouse & West End
Dr. Bike sessions were delivered in these three campuses. Thanks to Jenny (Lambhill Stables) and Ben (On Bikes) for fixing our bikes. We can now cycle safely! If you missed these, don’t worry, we will arrange more Dr. Bike sessions very soon.
These activities were possible thanks to Paths for All, everyone involved in the organisation and delivery of the events, and all of you who took part in them. Thank you!
Sustainability Website – NOW LIVE
The ‘Estates and Sustainability’ section is now LIVE and available from the College website. Here, you’ll find information about Waste Management, Active Travel and much more!
- Check it out at: About Us > Estates and Sustainability.
This section of the website provides a flavour of the huge range of exciting activities and projects the College is, and has been, working on, all of which contribute in a significant way to the College’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.
A New Lease Of Life For Guitars
Applause and thanks go to our NQ Audio and Visual Design Level 5 students who struck the right note this week by rescuing the many guitars which have been lying unloved at the Easterhouse Campus.
An interesting and busy skills workshop soon had them repairing and restringing the instruments to bring them back to fully operational condition.
A good job well done and it's splendid to have this essential equipment ready for use by the range of talented musicians at the College.
Donations Required For Marie Trust
Learners from the transitions and supported learning classes in Easterhouse and East End are asking for donations for Marie Trust, who are a partner organisation of ours. They work with rough sleepers and people recovering from addiction.
They are in desperate need of:
- pants and socks
- bottles of juice or water
- crisps and cereal bars
- and any dried food which can be eaten on the go
Collection points will be set up at the receptions in Easterhouse and East End from the 1st to the 4th of October.
Please give generously and thank you in advance.
That's us finished for this week.
We will be back next week, so if you would like to include anything please email the details to Tracey on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will makes sure it is put in.
Have a great weekend and remember classes resume on Tuesday 1st of October!