Career Advancement and Lighter Learning in New Course Guide

August 6, 2010

East Riding College’s new part-time course guide, featuring hundreds of courses starting from September, is now available. The publication features a wide range of programmes from a variety of subject areas, with most starting in the autumn and some in January, and a number which can be done at any time. Courses featured include those related to career advancement, such as management and supervision qualifications, and many which are specific…


Longcroft Pupil Scoops Top Award

July 22, 2010

Beverley schoolgirl Shannon Lockyer admitted she was absolutely shocked after being presented with a thoroughly-deserved award by the Humber Education and Business Partnership. Longcroft School and Performing Arts College student Shannon, 15, from Hargreave Close, is in the first year of her newly-created Creative Media Diploma Course. As a major part of her course, Shannon and her class-mates have used all aspects of the media – from interviewing to editing…


Jane is Proud to Win Regional Award

July 19, 2010

Upholstery student Jane Leaning has earned a regional adult education award after setting up in business just months into her course. Jane, 50, from Barton-Upon-Humber, scooped the Regional Business Link Skills for Business Award at the Adult Learners’ Week Awards for Yorkshire and the Humber, which was organised by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE). In September 2009, she began studying on East Riding College’s Upholstery for Beginners…


Music @ Wassand Hall

July 13, 2010

Around 300 people were treated to a wonderful concert on the afternoon of Sunday 11th July in the grounds of Wassand Hall near Hornsea, by the East Riding Senior and Intermediate Wind Bands, the East Riding Youth Jazz Orchestra and the East Riding Percussion Ensemble. All performed to their usual high standard, with the Jazz Orchestra and the Percussion in particular putting on an excellent display. The Intermediate Wind Band…


All Aboard for Better Health @ Longcroft School

July 6, 2010

NHS East Riding of Yorkshire is to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Longcroft School on Thursday 15 July 2010 from 6 pm. The new East Riding Public Health Vehicle will be visiting Longcroft School during the day. Students will be coming aboard for healthy cooking, the ‘venda blenda’ cycle smoothie-making challenge and sports development activities. Parents and members of the public will be able to visit the vehicle…


Award for Putting Customers First

East Riding College has earned the coveted Customer Service Excellence award for ensuring it puts customers first. The College achieved the Government-led standard after a rigorous process designed to look in detail at the areas that research has indicated are a priority for customers, with particular focus on delivery, timeliness, information, professionalism and staff attitude. There is also emphasis placed on developing customer insight, understanding the user’s experience and robust…

June 27, 2010

Longcroft School Prom

June 24, 2010

Students from year 11 at Longcroft School were all dressed up as they prepared to for their end of year prom. Molescroft was alive as family and friends turned out to see them off, have no fear they will all be home soon! Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge…


Talented Tiff Shows Hairdressing Expertise

June 21, 2010

Talented hairdressing student Tiffany Wilkinson has narrowly missed out on winning a prestigious competition despite only starting her course in January. Tiffany, 20, from Hull, who is described as “a natural” by tutors came second in the regional heats of the hairdressing WorldSkills UK competition at Manchester College. The competition involved creating a gents and ladies look and she was placed second out of 40. Tiffany said: “At first I…


A Wonderful Community Celebration

June 14, 2010

Residents from Beverley and beyond are invited to a day of activities to celebrate the launch of the Beverley Town Trail, on Sunday 11 July, starting at 11a.m., in Wednesday Market. The event will include performances by school pupils from Beverley and Market Weighton, Mystery Plays, Falchion Medieval Village, the Longcroft Gospel Choir, dancing and street and stage performers.  Volunteers from the East Riding V-informed Team will lead craft and…


Football Marathon Raises £900

June 3, 2010

Students and staff from East Riding College have raised more than £900 for charity by taking part in a 12-hour football marathon. Twenty-seven players in four teams kicked off at 9am yesterday at the all-weather pitch at Longcroft School and Performing Arts College, in Burton Road, Beverley, and the final whistle blew at 9pm. The marathon fundraiser was organised by engineering tutor Glenn Jensen. He said: “Everyone started off really…


Salons Win Award for Fourth Year in a Row

June 2, 2010

East Riding College’s Inspire Hair and Beauty salons have won an industry award for health, safety and cleanliness for the fourth year in a row. The salons, at the College’s campuses in Bridlington and Beverley, have been accredited by the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) and East Riding of Yorkshire Council following unannounced spot checks by health and safety inspectors. The nationally recognised award is given to clean salons…


FERYO Jazz and Quiz Night

May 26, 2010

The Friends of the East Riding Youth Orchestras (FERYO) held their annual Jazz and Quiz fund-raising night on 2nd May, this time at Cottingham Civic Hall.  The change of venue meant that more people could be accommodated this year, and it also attracted a number of new faces.  It was a magnificent event and a good time was had by all. The East Riding Youth Jazz Orchestra now has some…


Longcroft School Vs Woldgate School

May 21, 2010

Longcroft School and Performing Arts College year eight cricket team narrowly failed in their bid for final glory this week. Taking on Pocklington school Woldgate School at the Norwood Recreation Ground, Longcroft batted first and posted a challenging 81-4 from their 20 overs. But it was not enough as Woldgate School chased down the total for the loss of only four wickets. Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture…


Workshop With Mark Bassey by Harriet Tinker

May 21, 2010

After winning a grant from the Youth Opportunities Fund, we were excited to welcome trombonist Mark Bassey to play with us and lead a workshop in Cottingham on Sunday 2nd May. The afternoon session took the form of a workshop focusing on jazz playing, and in particular, improvisation, which many of the players dread! But from the start it was obvious that the session would help players of all abilities…


Climbing & Cycling @ Longcroft School

May 20, 2010

Longcroft School and Performing Arts College pupils made the most of the fine weather in Beverley to enjoy a special sports day today. Rather than just focusing on the more ‘traditional’ sports, year 10 pupils were encouraged to branch out and broaden their horizons. Taking place all morning, among other activities, pupils could try their hand at climbing courtesy of a climbing wall brought to the school for the day….


Longcroft Gospel Choir Scoop Young Persons Award

May 11, 2010

The Longcroft School Gospel Choir received an award from Cllr David Elvidge at the Beverley Guildhall yesterday in recognition of their achievements. The choir also performed two songs while David Elvidge passed over his red robes. Jonathan Chapman Choir director and Assistant Headteacher at Longcroft said; “The gospel choir has been performing in and around Beverley for four years and has always enjoyed the support of the Mayor and the…