Vmedia Crew Snapped Up Yet Again For Town’s 2010 Festival

September 15, 2010

John Bird, Chair of the Beverley Festival of Christmas, today took official delivery of the DVDs of this annual town event produced by a group of very dedicated young volunteers from CSV East Riding’s Vinvolved Team who are students at East Riding College, Beverley. The young people form the project’s Vmedia crew who have been involved with a number of other local community events. They were thanked for their tremendous…


East Riding of Yorkshire Best Ever GCSE Results

The performance of East Riding schools at the end of key stage four has once again shown significant improvement. The hard work of schools and young people has been rewarded by record breaking levels of performance. With four schools still to report their results early indications suggest that GCSE results have risen again for the fifth successive year. Results reported by schools indicate that 59 per cent of pupils achieved…

August 25, 2010

Pupils @ Longcroft Get Their GCSE Results

August 24, 2010

There were huge smiles all round at Longroft School in Beverley when the students got their GCSE results. Among the top performers was Eva Lawrence and Lottie Dodd, both of 11T, who got straight runs of As and A*s. Longcroft School saw 54.3 per cent of pupils achieving five A*-C including English and Maths, up 10.5 per cent on last year. Mike Furbank head of improvement and learning at East…


New Course on “Fascinating” Aspect of Tourism

August 23, 2010

Travel students at East Riding College will from September be able to learn about the importance of a tourism industry which does not harm the environment. The NCFE Level Two Certificate in Sustainable Tourism looks at how this global industry has caused irreparable damage to landscapes as some countries put tourist income above the welfare of the planet. Taught as an additional qualification for students on the College’s two full-time…


Entertaining New Video Lifts The Lid On College Life

August 20, 2010

Prospective students can find out what life at East Riding College is really like in a new short film. “This is the future” is a six-minute video featuring real students giving their opinions about the College, their course and their tutors. Produced by Brough-based JayJay Media, it features interviews and outtakes, with footage showing students working in the classroom and workshop, using the modern facilities and enjoying extra-curricular activities, such…


Standards Rise in East Riding Primary Schools

August 11, 2010

Pupils across the East Riding have shown improved performance at the end of primary education in English and maths at level four and level five. This judgement, based on teacher assessment, shows significant improvement compared to 2009 results. This year, many schools decided not to undertake the year six SAT tests, and because of this all schools in the East Riding underwent a rigorous process of teacher assessment. Teacher assessment…


Students Put Language Skills to the Test

August 10, 2010

Eight past and present Spanish students from East Riding College recently visited the Spanish city of Valencia. The part-time students, who studied at the College’s Beverley campus, in Gallows Lane, went to Spain’s third largest city with their tutor Maria Rounding. They spent five nights in Valencia and were able to practice their language skills with the Valencians. Valencia has two official Spanish languages – Valenciano and Castellano. Tutor Maria…


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! HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size HU17.net 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…