You can’t say that Calderdale College held back in the Red Nose festivities when it held a variety of fundraising events for the charity. The Student One Centre became the ‘Red zone’ for the day as bright red fabric covered the walls, pillars and other surfaces. Students and staff alike dressed up with the main theme of bedtime while the Hair and Beauty department donned the fancy dress attire of an alternative occupation. Keeping with tradition there was the usual cake and bun stall, a raffle, collection buckets circulating the building and games such as the Wii challenge in the Red zone.Calderdale College held variety of events for Red Nose Day – full story
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Following on from their success at the national stages of the Young Enterprise International Skills@Work Challenge, Special Touch Accessories has returned from Bulgaria with not one but three prizes. The contest tested students from the nine participating countries on their business acumen, communication and ingenuity. As part of the two day event learners were split into twelve new teams to see how individual members worked within a new dynamic as well as understanding and respecting different cultures.Special Touch Accessories Team success from Bulgaria – full story
Emma Reed a freelance shoe designer is holding a shoe workshop for the National Diploma and HND art and design students as part of the Young Enterprise initiative. The students are in very capable hands as their demonstrator has spent over a decade in the industry after completing an art foundation degree and a fashion textiles placement in the United States. Having produced designs for high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and Dorothy Perkins, Emma is keen to pass on advice to the students that will help them in their future careers. Her most important piece of advice is: “Know your market and remember you are designing for the customer, not yourself.”Shoe workshop for National Diploma and HND Art and Design students – full story
The latest knockout idea to keep students and staff at Calderdale College fit is weekly boxing lessons with boxing coach Martin Rose. Martin will be taking men and women through their paces on Thursday evenings in the dance studio at the College’s Princess Mary building, working towards Bronze, Silver and Gold Amateur Boxing Association Certificates.Boxing clever a knockout way to keep fit – full story
HND Graphic Design, HND Photography and BA Graphic Design students from Calderdale College are taking part in the second phase of a project on a regeneration site set up by Sowerby Bridge and Copley Valley Regeneration Scheme. Following a consultation with the residents of the area the learners have to produce re-branding ideas then hold a thirty minute presentation session complete with questions and answers. A panel of judges, including members of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council and Yorkshire Forward, will then select the winning design and team. Exercises such as these provide real experience for the students who will be able to test not only their design skills, but the ability to follow a brief and present an idea to a panel of experts. Ultimately everyone is an achiever as all the creations will be forwarded to the developer and the students gain experience and constructive feedback from their peersGraphic Design students take part in regeneration scheme – full story