We have a few bits and pieces for you to catch upon this week from visitors from far afield to our students helping out a local charity.
Read on to find out more about these and other happenings at the college.
College Welcomes Estonian Visitors
A delegation of teachers and educational professionals from Tallinn was welcomed to Glasgow Kelvin College’s Springburn campus this week.
Their visit to Scotland, organised through Foundation Innove in Estonia and Education Scotland and funded through the European Union, included a Leadership Seminar in Glasgow and visits to Ayrshire schools and the College to share best practice in Professional Leadership Learning.
Following a presentation from Vice Principal, Audrey Miller, a lively discussion led to an exchange of ideas which benefitted everyone involved.
The College was delighted to host this part of their trip and to meet colleagues from across Europe.
Library Reading challenge – West Campus
Well Done ESOL National 3! Another class has completed the challenge.
West Campus National 3 ESOL class celebrated in the refectory on Friday after completing the Reading Agency - Reading Ahead Challenge.
Students read six books in English by borrowing a book each week, take home and complete a diary book report and then talk to each other in class about what they had read.
Friday’s celebration was held in the refectory where Margaret Cairns, Head of Library Services presented the students with certificates.
Some of the students writing and feedback is on display in the library.
Well done everyone. Another class and another fantastic achievement!
“Reading Ahead supports young people and adults by changing their perception of reading, opening up opportunities and building their confidence.”
Donation Of Handmade ‘Snufflemats’
The Level 3 Employablity class (Faculty of Care, Health and Learning Development) have been researching the Dogs Trust Charity and have handmade 'Snufflemats', which are enrichment toys for the dogs.
The students had a workshop with Gemma from the Dogs Trust on Thursday morning (9th May) and handed over the Snufflemats. They are going straight to the Dogs Trust Glasgow to help keep the dogs busy and happy.
Learners were delighted to learn all about the work of the Trust.
Cycling Sessions for Beginners
We are very excited to work in collaboration with Bike for Good as part of their ‘WheelBeing’ project. This project aims at providing support and help to the local communities in Glasgow by teaching them how to ride a bicycle.
We are thrilled to have motivated ESOL and Social Care female students to take part of this initiative! Well done!
The sessions are delivered by experienced trainers from Bike for Good and are focusing, first, on the balance and the pedalling. Once the students feel more comfortable on the bike, the session will focus on bike control.
The College is proud to give their students such a significant opportunity to adopt sustainable travel and integrate exercise into their daily routine.
Library Services – New Resources
The Library Service’s new collection on Mental Health and Wellbeing Support contains a variety of items that give an excellent insight into various mental health and wellbeing issues and which give support to those affected and a better understanding to friends, relatives and carers.
The collection includes Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome which has been written by a teenager with Asperger’s as a manual for those growing up with it, but is also a valuable resource for families and friends in grasping how confusing the world can be for people with Asperger’s and how best to make things easier for them to manage.
The collection also includes easy to read guides on eating disorders, OCD, depression and loneliness and well as items that give a much better understanding on gender diversity and issues that are faced in trans healthcare.
Please come and browse the collection in Springburn library or speak to library staff for more information
Mind Apples – Love Your Mind
In February, during Equality Week the Care staff and students got on-board with Mind Apples, a mental wellbeing initiative. They manned stalls across 5 campuses over a 3 day period, asking other staff, students and visitors to fill in a card apple listing activities they do on a regular basis which help them to maintain their mental health and wellbeing.
They were then asked to display the apples on wooden trees which had been made by EVIP Construction students supervised by Ronnie Muir.
A staggering 267 apples were filled in and hung on the trees, with 244 stating 5 or more activities they do on a regular basis. The activities varied from; talking with friends and family, listening to music, resting, taking time-out, sport and fitness, mindfulness, yoga, reading, cooking and spending time with pets.
Electric Honey Sessions – May 2019
Performing at the Oran Mor on the 30th of May 2019. Doors open 7.00 pm and tickets are £7
Any student or member of GKC staff can have free entry if they email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the guest list
- Toni Woods
- The Nickajack Men
- Chris Greig and the Merchants
- Flew the Arrow
- Nicol and Elliot.
Go along to this fantastic showcase, a great night is guaranteed.
That's us finished for this week.
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Have a great weekend.