We have a busy Blog update for you this week with plenty of pictures for you to view.
The college and students have been involved in several activities over the past week, including taking part in recognising young carers on #CareDay18, encouraging exercise and of course not forgeting the opening of Velocity, our fantastic new cycling hub.
So we will make a start.
Getting Fit With ESOL
ESOL students took part in Team at GKC on Monday the 19th of February.
They received excellent coaching from NQ Fitness level 6 students. They tried basketball, boxing and fitness, learning how to hook, jab, squat and lunge.
It was a great way for them to meet students from across the college, to get involved in wider college life and to practise their English speaking and listening skills.
Staff and students celebrated #CareDay18 (Friday 16th February) by writing messages of support to care experienced children and young people across the UK. Care Day is the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience.
Care experience includes children and young people who are or were cared for by parents or other family members with the support of social workers; by foster carers; or children and young people from children’s homes and residential units. They deserve to be celebrated, on care day, and every day.
Celebrate me and my right to…
- make choices
- be myself
- be given the same opportunities as everyone else!!!
- build resilience to deal with everyday situations!!
- be empowered and given the right for my opinion to be heard
- not care about what others think
- be treated like an individual!
- get the right support when I am at EVIP
- have a voice (Be heard!)
I will celebrate the rights of care experienced children by:
- helping with their education
- understanding them
- giving them a choice
- listening to them
- being a friend
- playing video games and interacting with them as I would with any other friend
- showing them that they are valued and deserve as much as much as all others
- being a friend and showing everyone the equal amount of attention
- being a mentor and showing encouragement
- listening to what they have to say and helping them find their voice
- making sure their voices are heard in all aspects of college life
- celebrating their achievements throughout the year
- encouraging young people to have their voices heard
- keeping their needs at the centre of my practice
- supporting as many young people as possible
- helping them get an education; get a job; be independent
- respecting; giving and getting a fresh start; overcoming problems
- rewarding good behaviour
- providing a safe environment
- encouraging young people to have their voices heard
- caring and respecting them
- not treating them any different
- listening to their story
- supporting them in every aspect of life
Back to the Furniture
HND 2 Art students have started an upcycle furniture business called ‘Back to the Furniture’ in partnership with Reconnect and with support from Bridge to Business. We are looking for unwanted items of furniture to work on to place in the new exhibition space at West and create a more appealing café/bar type of environment.
If anyone would like to donate please contact Alastair Strachan, firstname.lastname@example.org .
We Said, We Did
The first exhibition at the new Gallery North space at West is ‘We Said, We Did…’, a show of work by art staff; Alastair Strachan, Dominic Snyder, Jane Telfer, Nicola Carberry and Stevie Walker.
Please pop in for a look if you are at West.
College Says Get On Your Bike!
Glasgow Kelvin Colleges Springburn campus in the north of the city has opened an innovative new resource to encourage students, staff and visitors to cycle to college.
The GK Velocity Cycle Hub was officially opened by Councillor Anna Richardson, Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Convenor at Glasgow City Council who unveiled a plaque and, with Keith Irving, CEO of Cycling Scotland and Alan Sherry, College Principal, dispersed ‘wildflower bombs’ to mark the occasion.
The brainchild of a group of Glasgow Kelvin’s Support to Learn students and staff in 2016 to encourage outdoor and cycling activities, the GK Velocity project gathered support and momentum. This culminated in funding from Cycling Scotland to appoint a Campus Cycling Officer and support from the City Council Community Planning Partnership to build a Cycle Hub.
The building has been constructed using sustainable materials, including larchwood cladding and a sedum roof, and will provide a resource centre for cyclists – a one-stop shop for training, information, repair & maintenance and motivation for an active and healthy lifestyle.
The construction of the Hub also provided hands-on experience for many of the Construction and Carpentry students at the College who worked to build and finish the structure, gaining workplace skills such as team working, problem solving and planning.
The Reading Challenge
Everyone is welcome.
The Reading Challenge (formerly the six book reading challenge) encourages users to read and review 6 books. Library staff will be on hand to help you.
Come along and register for this exciting challenge. You will receive a diary to record what books you have read and a section to write your own book review. Incentives will be given out after every diary entry; and a final awards ceremony for those who have completed the challenge will be held at the end of the academic year.
If we don’t have the books you’re looking to read, then tell us and we will try to get these for you through our partnership with Glasgow Life.
Esol National 3 class have already signed up and the challenge has begun……
To sign up or find out more, ask the library staff or email email@example.com
“Reading Ahead supports young people and adults by changing their perception of reading, opening up opportunities and building their confidence.”
Glasgow Kelvin Foodbank
Suggested donations include: toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, tinned foods and boxed foods.
A box for donations has been placed in the main reception area in our campuses.
That's us finished for another week, but remember if you have anything you would like included, please email the detais to Tracey on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will makes sure it goes in the next Blog update.
Have a great weekend!