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. HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture…

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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…

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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….

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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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