This week has been another busy week at Glasgow Kelvin.
The students are settling in well to their chosen courses are are actively taking part in the activities and events on offer.
Read on to find out about whats been going on.
Students Visit Glasgow Science Centre
On Monday 16th September the PDA Education support students enjoyed a trip to the Glasgow Science centre.
As part of this visit, they had a live science show about future fuels and also visited the Planetarium. There was also plenty of time to get 'hands on' with all of the exhibits.
The trip helped students get to know each other better whilst exploring ways to promote STEM for children.
Book Success for GKC Staff Member
Earlier this year Tracy MacKenzie's children’s novel ‘Tales of the Guild’ was long-listed for the Times/Chickenhouse Children’s Fiction Competition 2019. Tracy has gone on to publish the book which is available on Amazon in paperback and eBook
‘Tales of the Guild’ is about a 12 year old girl called Rebecca. Living in a house full of treasures was fun, but Rebecca’s mum was ill in hospital, her favourite uncle was travelling and all she has is her Dad. One day, Rebecca sees something move in an old embroidered picture. This is her introduction to the world of The Guild, an ancient group of people who have the power to control what happens in the real world by the power of the stitches that they use and their special needles. For centuries they have guarded their abilities and kept them safe, but now they have an enemy who wants all the power of The Guild for themselves. How far will they go to succeed and can Rebecca stop them?
Another Successful BBC Apprenticeship Programme!
Yet another group of hugely talented young people have just completed their Modern Apprenticeship with BBC Scotland in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College and Skills Development Scotland, and progressed to a wide variety of exciting options in the film, TV and broadcasting industry!
This group has been the seventh of these very successful programmes which identify, cultivate and develop future talent.
The programme sees the apprentices spending two days per month at Glasgow Kelvin College learning many of the technical and vocational skills they might require, as well as personal development and core skills. The remainder of their time is spent on work placement within the exciting film, media and TV production industry in Glasgow where students rotate their work experience through all the genres at BBC Scotland in digital, radio and television.
This last year’s successful learners celebrated their achievements at a presentation event at BBC Scotland on Pacific Quay. The apprenticeship programme has provided a springboard to careers in production and journalism, with some of the young students going onto degrees in higher education and others moving onto further work at BBC Scotland, BBC Alba or other media production organisations.
All the apprentices will be on the BBC Scotland Runners Pool for 12 months.
Skills Development Scotland support the certification of the Modern Apprenticeship in Creative & Digital Media Skills.
This year’s talented BBC Apprentice graduates are pictured here at Pacific Quay.
Masterclass On The Business Side Of Performing
Performing Arts students engaged in a fantastic Masterclass on the business side of Performing.
The workshop was led by industry professionals Tom Moriarty and Sarah-Beth Brown and their stage and screen production company Box Revelations.
The workshop centred around the business side of an acting career. How to work agents, casting directors, headshots and more. Our learners gained valuable up to date industry knowledge.
A wonderful afternoon workshop enjoyed by all.
Black History Month
October is Black History Month.
Black History Month focuses on people whose sacrifices, contributions and achievements against a backdrop of racism, inequality and injustice are often forgotten about and who are absent from our history books and education system.
The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) has produced a document with events being held in Scotland, you can download this by clicking on the image opposite.
For more information on CRER or Black History Month visit the CRER site.
Provan Hall Open Doors Event
There will be a FREE Family Event at Provan Hill Hall on the 21st and 22nd of September, this will be from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Join us to celebrate 30 years of Doors Open Day at Easterhouse’s oldest house.
Lots to do for all the family including:
- Working Medieval Kitchen
- Guided tours
- Stone Carving
- Arts & Crafts
- Games and more.
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 email@example.com and we will makes sure it is put in.
Have a great weekend!