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…

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Media Exhibition on the Horizon

April 29, 2010

Media students at East Riding College are hosting an interactive exhibition on May 5 from 10am to 5.30pm at the Beverley Arms Hotel. Eight students, who are studying on the final year of the BA in Digital Media in conjunction with Hull University, are involved in this exciting and innovative project. The aim of the event is for the students to showcase their work for the purposes of careers networking…

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Older Residents Get Healthy Eating Tips From Students

April 28, 2010

Catering students from East Riding College have been giving older East Riding residents tips on eating healthy, thanks to a link-up with AGE Concern East Riding. A series of three free cookery demonstrations for the over-50s is being held at the College’s campus in Gallows Lane, Beverley, as part of the charity’s National Lottery-funded Fit as a Fiddle project. The sessions focus on healthy eating on a budget, including cooking…

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Get Expert Advice on Higher Education Qualification

April 23, 2010

People who work in childcare can find out how a higher education qualification will benefit them at an “expert session” to be held at East Riding College next week. The free two-hour session will be held at the campus in Gallows Lane, Beverley, on Thursday, April 29, from 5pm to 7.30pm. It will be delivered by the Indigo Moon Theatre Company who will demonstrate how to make and use puppets…

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Bitesize Courses About Higher Education

April 13, 2010

A third Bitesize course has been added by East Riding College for people who are considering going into higher education in September. These six-week courses, which are accredited by the University of Hull, give learners a taste of working at level four (A-levels are level three) and help them develop their study skills and earn ten university credits, which is useful preparation for higher education study and CV building. Alison…

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The Work of a Police Dog Handler

April 13, 2010

Prospective police officers got expert advice on the work of a dog handler during a fascinating hands-on session at East Riding College. Humberside Police dog handler PC Lisa Chafer brought in working dogs Rolo and Kane to the Public Services lesson and explained the different roles they had – searching and chasing, respectively. She also gave examples of the situations a dog handler could find themselves in and what type…

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Students’ Prepare for Performance at Hull Truck Theatre

April 1, 2010

Foundation students from East Riding College have been working with Hull Truck Theatre to create a performance of the play The Whole Truth. The play will be performed on May 7 at 6.30pm in Hull Truck’s studio in Ferensway, Hull. The project was developed with the theatre’s outreach and education department, Inter@ct, as part of the students’ “enrichment” sessions, the name for extra curricular activities. Laura-Anne Shepherd, the Inter@ct assistant…

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Beverley Minster Holds Movie Premier

March 27, 2010

Students from Tickton Primary School showcased a short film with an Easter Theme at the Beverley Minster. Music was also provided from the schools gospel choir and school orchestra to entertain the crowd that had come to enjoy the entertainment. The film, ‘Jerusalem Today’ told the story of Easter in a Newsround style programme, Children from the school were assisted by a film maker and the results were shown for…

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Students Showcase Hairdressing Talents

March 23, 2010

Talented hairdressing students from East Riding College went head to head in their annual competition this week. More than 60 learners from the Bridlington and Beverley campuses in took part in the contest, with support from beauty students who provided make-up expertise. The three categories tested their abilities in commercial blow drying, their imagination with “avant garde” styling and their skills in bridal put-ups. The judges were experienced hairdresser Linda…

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Graham Stuart Concerned by official Government

March 16, 2010

Action to tackle abuse and violence in Beverley and Holderness schools Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, says he is deeply concerned by official Government figures which reveal more than 1,000 pupils every school day are being suspended or expelled from schools for physical assaults, verbal abuse and threatening behaviour on both pupils and teachers. Across the East Riding alone there were 10 expulsions for assaults and abuse and…

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College Named Among Best Public Sector Workplaces

March 16, 2010

East Riding College has made it into the prestigious Sunday Times list of the Best Places to Work in the Public Sector. Appearing in the newspaper yesterday, the College was ranked 35th overall and scored in the top 10 nationally on topics such as how stimulating staff feel their job is and how they view their personal growth. The entry into the top 75 was based on the College’s application…

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Learn More About Higher Education

March 15, 2010

East Riding College is running two Bitesize courses for people who are considering going into higher education in September. These six-week courses, which are accredited by the University of Hull, give learners a taste of working at level four (A-levels are level three) and help them develop their study skills and earn ten university credits, which is useful preparation for higher education study and CV building. Alison Gray, assistant director…

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Awards Celebrate Students’ Achievements

March 11, 2010

The hard work and excellent achievements of East Riding College students were celebrated at the College’s annual awards ceremony last night. The event saw 20 students each presented with a glass trophy and a gift voucher at the ceremony at the Gallows Lane campus in Beverley. Award winners ranged from younger students in full-time further education to adults who were studying as part of their job. Each had worked hard…

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Students’ Designs Turn Waste into Fashion

February 26, 2010

Two students from East Riding College have taken part in a competition to turn discarded clothing into high fashion. Zoe Oakes and Faye Theabould, who are both first year students on the  National Certificate in Fashion and Clothing at the College’s Bridlington campus, designed and created dresses using pre-worn and charity shop garments as part of the contest organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The competition aimed to highlight…

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Primary School Admissons Round 2010/11

February 12, 2010

Parents who have applied for 2010/2011 primary school places at schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire will be told the results of their applications in the next few days.  Letters will be posted to parents on Friday, 12 February 2010. The East Riding received 3,356 applications for places at infant, junior and primary schools this year and 3,322 applicants (99.0%) got places at one of the schools they named…

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New Mountain Bike Project Launches at Longcroft School

February 5, 2010

Neil McGowan, from HMP Everthorpe, will be presenting Shane Thurlow (Beverley Extended Schools Coordinator) with several mountain bikes for the project, which have been stolen and recovered, but not claimed by their owners. The inmates at the prison, under the supervision of staff, have worked on the bikes to ensure they are road worthy and in full working order.  In return, they gain a recognised qualification for undertaking this work….

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