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Hedgehog Release Planned At Derby College

Animal Care learners at Derby College's Broomfield Hall are preparing to release three hedgehogs back into the wild (Tuesday April 25) having spent the winter looking after them.

The three hedgehogs, which learners have named Frosty, Autumn and Fall, were all found locally last Autumn and were too small and under-nourished to hibernate.

Students on a range of vocational courses at Derby College have joined forces to raise nearly £400 for Derby Kids Camp, which provides holidays and activities for local children.

Business, Hair, Media and Make Up and Catering and Hospitality students at the Roundhouse collaborated to organise a fashion show at the Engine Shed restaurant.

Students Triumph in Farming Challenge

A team of Agriculture students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus have won a bronze medal in the regional final of the annual Great Farm Challenge.

The competition is organised by Natural England’s Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) Team alongside Seven Trent Water, Anglian Water and the Environment Agency.

A wide range of businesses and organisations joined an event organised by Derby College to reiterate to students the importance of English and maths in the workplace.

Employers ranging from the Army and Derbyshire Cricket Club to the National Trust and Derby Museum and Art Gallery organised practical activities at the event at the Broomfield Hall campus to highlight how their staff use English and maths in their jobs.

HUUB Academy Launch Supports Sporting Ambitions

Derby College works with a wide range of local businesses to launch Employer Academies - designed to bridge the gap between education and employment. One of these businesses is HUUB, a company who specialise in traithlon wetsuits and apparel.

A new club for budding youngsters and adults looking to enter their first triathlon has been launched in Derby. The HUUB Academy is the brainchild of Dean Jackson the owner of triathlon wetsuit and kit company HUUB Design and long-established triathlon coach Hilary Johnson – the mother and coach of elite triathlete twins Tom and David Bishop.

Family Business Launches Apprenticeship Academy

An established family business in Derbyshire has launched an Employer Academy with Derby College as part of its bid to recruit several new apprentices in the coming years. The Ward Business Employer Academy is the latest addition to the Derby College programme to bridge the gap between education and the workplace and to better prepare students for the world of work.

Film Director Returns to Derby College

Derby-based film and television writer, director and producer Gurmit Samra returned to Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre to inspire the next generation of industry professionals to follow their dreams. Mr Samra was a lecturer at the College for seven years before pursuing his career in film and television full time.

Playwright Returns to London Stage

An award-winning Derbyshire playwright, who teaches Creative Writing at Derby College, is returning to the London stage with a new play exploring the broken lives of five prison inmates. Tina Jay from West Hallam has adapted two of her previous short plays 'Walking' - which won the Kenneth Branagh Award for drama writing - and 'Dog City' to create 'Held'.

Cricketing Students Gear Up For National Finals

Members of the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy based at Derby College's Broomfield campus have reach the national finals of a colleges' indoor cricket competition. The team recently won the East Midlands AoC Sport (Association of College's) regional competition which was hosted by Derby College.

Derby College's agriculture apprentice Mike Bosworth (23) has won a place in the finals of the National Shepherd Association's Young Shepherd competition after winning a bronze medal in the regional heats.

A wide range of organisations from across the county exhibited at a series of events for students at Derby College campuses to promote health and wellbeing. The events were organised by the Derby College Students' Union at the Roundhouse, Broomfield Hall and Ilkeston campuses.

School Pupils Complete Construction Skills Challenges

Twenty four pupils from six local schools competed in three different construction skills challenges organised by staff and students at Derby College. Pupils from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ashbourne; John Flamsteed Community School, Denby; The Ecclesbourne School in Duffield, Merrill Academy in Alvaston; Murray Park Community School in Mickleover and Allestree Woodlands competed in Brickwork, Painting and Decorating and Plastering challenges.

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