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.
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.
Derby College is bringing together leading women who work in the construction industry for an event to inspire students to follow their lead. The event will be held at the Roundhouse on Wednesday March 8 which is International Women's Day and part of National Apprenticeship Week.
A wide range of local businesses joined an event organised by Derby College to reiterate to students the importance of English and maths in the workplace.
Employers ranging from hairdressing to construction organised practical activities at the event at the Roundhouse to highlight how their staff use English and maths in their jobs.
Staff from Derby College and a group of local young people have reached the finals of the Prince's Trust annual Celebrate Success awards which will be presented at the London Palladium on March 15 and hosted by television presenters Ant and Dec.
The team, who were based at the College's Ilkeston campus for their 12-week Prince's Trust programme last year, won the regional finals for their community work to support SV2 in Derby which provides counselling and support for victims of sexual violence. They are now in line for the national Team Award.
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Higher Education students at Derby College came under the spotlight at an awards ceremony at the Roundhouse to celebrate their success. The keynote speaker was Peter Dawber, Dean of Nottingham Trent University's School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment who talked about his career and stressed the importance of lifelong learning.
Former Rams striker Marcus Tudgay returned to his former school Merrill Academy to officially open a new floodlit all-weather football pitch. The footballer, who currently plays for Coventry City, met students, staff and partners involved in the project and even showed off some of his skills to pupils from Allenton Primary School who were taking part in a mini-tournament organised by Merrill students as part of their Young Sports Leaders programme.
Art & Design learners at Derby College's Joseph Wright campus in the Cathedral Quarter created a wide range of two and three dimensional decorations to help bring Derby Market Hall's Winter Wonderland to life.
Derby College is holding a special advice and guidance evening for local young people and adults looking to make a fresh start in their education this New Year.