Students and staff have been taking part in activities this week that involve a partnership in one form or another. From professional organisations and community groups to students collaborating, its all proven to be successful.
Read on to find out more.
W/A Community Cooking Class
Meet the new EEC WA Community Cooking Class group.
The group has now been running for a few weeks and is taught by Tutor Marie Claire and assistant Anna and have all been brought together through Community Connector Thriving Places links with Sharon Keenan / Wider Access and Community Engagement partnerships.
The group are all really enjoying engaging in life long learning in new skills and forming new friendships each week.
Joining the group has also enabled the participants to overcome various barriers to participation and increased confidence and self esteem.
ESOL’s Green Week Involvement
Last week we told you about ESOL National 5 Stage 1 students running a stall at Springburn, where they offered free vegan biscuits and asked students to complete questionnaires on going “green”.
Well these students also created posters for the week, which we have a few samples of below and on Thursday the 5th of March they interviewed the Principal and the Students’ Association President, using the same questionnaire.
These activities were part of their engaging class project.
Be Active And Safety Checks
REMINDER - Next FREE Dr Bike sessions at Glasgow Kelvin College
Our Dr Bike sessions are back this March!
As per usual, these sessions will provide students, staff and the local communities with the opportunity to get a FREE safety checks on their bikes by skilled mechanics.
- Tuesday 17th March – West-End campus – 11–1, near the cycle shelter - in collaboration with Lambhill Stables – more info here
- Wednesday 18th March – Springburn campus – 11.30–1.30, near the cycle shelter - in collaboration with Bike for Good – more info here
More sessions will take place on the other campuses in May 2020.
Let’s be active at GKC!
Due to the success of our previous Social Ride and Health Walk, we decided to run more of those activities in March!
Join us on Monday 23rd March at 12pm at Springburn campus to take part in our Health Walk or to join our fun Social Ride.
- Social Ride: please, contact Olga at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place
- Health Walk: please, contact Sandra at email@example.com to book your place
A lunch and some refreshments will be provided from 1pm at the Velocity Cycle Hub and will be offered to all the participants and to everyone who cycled or walked to the College!
Look forward to seeing you all!
Sports Partnership of the Year Award for Glasgow Kelvin College
Glasgow Kelvin College, SCQF and Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) are celebrating success at the recent sportscotland SSF Awards held in the Radisson Blu Hotel.
Winner of the Partnership Award, the College was recognised for its work in accrediting qualifications for coaching staff working on the Education Through Cashback programme. The ETC programme, developed in partnership with Youth Scotland, aims to enhance sports coaches’, youth workers’ and volunteers’ understanding of personal development through sport. It is designed to equip them with knowledge and confidence to deliver activities effectively to young people, many of whom experience disadvantage and life challenges.
Phil Storrier, Curriculum Manager with Glasgow Kelvin College, and Marie Woods, Senior Curriculum Manager, worked closely with SSF and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) to accredit six of the eight available modules on the programme. This means that trainees achieve officially recognised industry-standard qualifications to help them in their role.
SSF is a highly-respected charity with a 20 year reputation of ‘Changing Lives Through Sport’ and helps to deliver sports and activities to young people from some of Scotland’s most deprived neighbourhoods. The annual awards night is an emotional and inspirational reminder of what can be achieved through partnership working, putting young people at the heart of everything they do.
Kirsty McNab, Chief Executive Officer of SSF, said;
“I am delighted the event sponsors selected the college as winners of this award. It recognises the hard work, joint vision and collaboration of our organisations which both have young people at the centre of our ambition.
Phil and the team from the college have been brilliant to work with and because of this partnership, thousands of young people and those who work to support them have successfully completed our accredited learning which is delivered right across Scotland. Together we really are changing lives and I very much look forward to building on this partnership in the coming years”.
Vice Principal of Curriculum at Glasgow Kelvin College, Robin Ashton, added;
“We are absolutely delighted that the hard work of the partnership has been recognised in this way, especially from such a strong field of worthy candidates.
Glasgow Kelvin College staff make us proud not just by delivering quality learning but also by working collaboratively with organisations to accredit learning in a way which fits naturally with students’ lives and ensures that the support provided to our communities is second to none. The success celebrated in the SSF Award is testament to the commitment of all the partners involved and we are thrilled to be part of it.”
One of the key personnel who worked on the qualifications, Phil Storrier, accepted the Award on behalf of the College at the glittering ceremony in Glasgow. He said;
“I think this is a great recognition of the offer of the SCQF Framework, both in what it can give people across the country and in the potential it has to change the landscape of education provision. The ETC modules are a great example of needs-based provision and we are delighted to play our part in supporting young people all over Scotland to gain a new wave of qualifications.
Finally, I am extremely proud of the partnership as it shows the effective ways that education and industry can work together to improve life chances. Glasgow Kelvin College and SSF share a joint vision of changing lives and for that you need education and opportunity which is exactly what this partnership brings. I am grateful to be able to work with such forward-thinking and impactful partners."
A delighted Phil is pictured here accepting the award from Lauren Hall of Active Scotland and media personality, Bryan Burnett.
(photography courtesy of Megan Sharpe and Margaretann McKenna)
Electric Honey Showcase Gig
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Have a great weekend!