We are heading into another long weekend and the end of the academic year is creeping up on us, so everyone is on a final push to get everything ready for their exhibitions, shows and displays.
The students have had another busy week taking part in a variety of activities. Some of which we will ell you about below.
Glasgow Kelvin College’s Unique Kit Car Programme
Glasgow Kelvin College’s unique Kit Car Programme has been featured recently in The Complete Kit Car magazine, the only global monthly magazine dedicated to the world of kit cars and a touchstone for news on test drives, builds, technical guidance, shows and events.
The article focuses on the College’s trailblazing programme which, now in its second year, provides 14 and 15yr old pupils from Glasgow Schools with practical, hands-on automotive mechanical engineering and build skills at SCQF level 4 in an industry-standard workshop environment.
Run with the support of Glasgow City Council and in partnership with several Glasgow schools including Eastbank Academy, Whitehill Secondary, Springburn Secondary, Bannerman High School, St Mungo’s Academy, St Andrew’s Secondary, Smithycroft Secondary, All Saints Secondary, Lochend Community High School and St Roch’s Secondary to name but a few, the programme allows pupils to attend college two half-days per week where they gain skills in stripping down and building a kit car. In addition, they acquire employability and workplace skills which help them to build their confidence, solve problems and work as a team.
Read our full news story HERE.
STEM Careers in the Food and Drink industry
Moira Stalker, Skills Manager of the Food and Drink Federation Scotland, visited Springburn Campus on the 3rd of May. She gave a fascinating talk highlighting the wide variety of STEM careers and opportunities in the Food and Drink sector, helping learners make connections between education and industry.
Students from a number of courses attended, including:
- Step up to Science
- Access Chemistry/Biology
- HNC Applied Science
- HND Applied Biological Sciences
- HND Electrical Engineering
Almost 40 learners benefited from this talk with some staying behind to ask further questions.
Pollution In Our Oceans Project
HND2 Art student Nancy Docherty is exploring pollution in our oceans for her Graded Unit project.
She had the idea to make an 18 foot whale from recycled products but was worried about time and logistics issues. In stepped Jane Telfer with an offer of help from Level 6 Art students at our East End Campus, if Nancy gave a talk on her work and creative process.
‘I'm very grateful for the help given to me by the Art & Design students at the John Wheatley campus and to Jane Telfer for making it happen. They helped me to construct the 'bones' of my installation artwork. We used flexible wire and recycled plastic bags to cover the wire. This had been a time-consuming process for me but with teamwork we finished the outline ready for me to finalise the artwork.’
The result of this collaboration will be seen at our West Campus during the HND2 Art end of year show in June.
Donut Day Winner
The Professional Cookery Students and the Art students have been working together in preparation for Donut Day on the 9th May in EEC.
The art students held a competition, judged by the professional cookery students, to design a t-shirt for the students to wear, Sarah and her team won this design competition.
Donuts will be on sale on Wednesday 9th May from 10.15am in the main concourse at EEC.
Tea and speciality coffees will be available in the Rowan restaurant.
This is an Enterprise event to raise some funds for a student trip.
Baby Yoga Classes
NC Early Education and Childcare students began a short course in Baby Yoga at the Blairtummock campus.
Classes started on Wednesday the 2nd of May at 3.15pm.
Students will learn a range of practical skills while building links with babies and mums from the local community.
The North East Glasgow Adult Learners’ Forum
The North East Glasgow Adult Learners' Forum held a celebration of learning event on Friday 27th April.
They hired a Double Decker bus from First Bus and spent the morning travelling across the North East of the city on a learner 'pick-up' before heading to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The afternoon was spent at East End Campus for lunch, information stalls and activities.
There was also a learner consultation around the Learners' Promise from Glasgow's Learning which was supported by staff and partners.
World Press Freedom Day – May 2018
May the 3rd was World Press Freedom Day. It is a global celebration of the Fundamental Rights of Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Information and Freedom of the Press. It is also a reminder that each day, journalists put their lives at risk to do their job. A free press is essential to democracy, but never has it been so under threat!
The main display is in Springburn Library and smaller displays will be cited on all other campuses.
One of our HND Art & Design students, Rebecca Johnstone, has designed the "World Press Freedom Day" poster as part of her unit on Illustration techniques.
Open Dance Audition
This will be held on Monday the 4th of June, from 1.00 to 3.30 pm, at the Platform Theatre, Easterhouse.
That's us finished for another week, but remember the college is closed on Monday for the May Day holiday, classes resume on Tuesday the 8th of May.
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Have a great weekend!