Hereward College News

Tuesday, 18 June 2013


Hereward College launches its annual festival this week held to celebrate the successes and achievements of the students over the past year.

The fortnight long event is launched on the 17th June with the private view of the visual art exhibition.  On display will be work from learners of all levels from art and design, photography, graphics and media.  Alongside this, is an exhibition of an in house art competition that Level 3 art and design students, Chris Samuel and James Batchelor have organised as part of their extended diploma course.  The students have managed to receive sponsorship from Asda, Tesco, WH Smith, Cult Pens, who have donated prizes and Compton Verney staff are kindly judging the competition.  Also during this week, there will be various performances of dance, drama and music.  The pieces performed have been created and practice over the past year and will form part of their assessment work as well as showing off their skills to other students and staff.

Saturday sees the evening of the annual prom.  This year the theme is ‘Black and White’. Students will enjoy getting glammed up for this fun evening event.

The second week of events begins with a sport related theme on Monday 24th June.  All students across the College will be invited to have a go on different types of sports, led by sports students and sports professionals that have been delivering different sports throughout the year.  The day will culminate with a traditional sports day with fun activities such as three legged races, egg and spoon races and many more.

Tuesday 25th June is Enterprise Day.  Students will have the choice of either a ‘Subway’ challenge, whereby students are asked to design and market a new type of ‘Subway’ sandwich, or a fashion enterprise project whereby students set up their own fashion label and design and market a fashion garment.  Both projects will have a focus on business and enterprise.  Students will work in teams to try to come up with the best ideas with prizes for the winners.
Weds 26th June is Party in the Park day at Hereward College.  There will be a real festival feel to the day with a BBQ and lots of live music, dance and drama performances and some of Herewards own Covent Garden style street performers.  The visual arts exhibition will still be up for people to view, along with screenings of different performances from the year.  Hereward Radio will be making its debut, broadcasting live at times throughout the day and the art competition winners will be announced. There will also be a karaoke and stalls ran by students and local crafts people. 

The Festival will come to its conclusion on Thursday when the ‘Celebrating Success Ceremony’ will be held.  This whole college event will celebrate all the successes of the year.  Students will highlight the events of the year and some of the students who are leaving will talk inspirationally about their journey at Hereward, what they have learnt and what the future holds for them now.  There will also be pieces delivered from performance students.

Corrine Maclean, Subject Leader for Visual Arts and Media at the College said,

The following fortnight is going to be a very busy but very enjoyable one.  Members of our local community have been invited to join us at many of the events which will provide our students with the opportunity to showcase their considerable successes and achievments from the past year.”

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