Crafty, Elf-less Students!!

We are getting closer to the end of the year and seasonal activities are taking place all over our campuses.  We have a Craft Fayre and Tombola to raise funds for charity and some funny going-ons with some Elves.


Step Programme

stepkennylogan1216The College was delighted to welcome a group from the Step programme to discuss possible avenues of partnership.  Step is a national programme which, based on the use of ‘physical literacies’, aims to raise attainment levels in children and young people by engaging them to increase the quality and frequency of their physical activity.  They already work closely with primary schools in the area.

Kenny Logan, the popular former national rugby player, was part of the delegation and, between photocalls with various members of staff, was very keen for GKC to be part of the programme.

We look forward to playing a role in this programme.

Fife College’s New Principal

The College congratulates Hugh Hall on his appointment as new Principal of Fife College following the retirement of Hugh Logan.

Hailing originally from Glasgow’s East End, Hugh is moving from his career at Strathclyde University to take up his new post in the spring.

We take this opportunity to wish him all the best in his new role.


Working Elf-lessly

elves-at-workLevel 5 & 6 Photography students ran a hugely successful and entertaining ‘Elf Yourself’ photo booth (on Wednesday the 8th of December) at Glasgow K-Elf-in College’s Easterhouse Campus to raise money in aid of Barnardo’s .

The college’s little h-elfers worked their pointy socks off and were inundated with a w-elf of subjects who were lined up in elf-abetical order to have their pictures taken, using aperture setting elF8. To get everyone in the mood the atmosphere was made even more festive by the sounds of the Xmas hits of Elf-is.

This exercise has enhanced everyone in the class’s enterprise skills and Elf-esteem.


GKC Christmas Craft Fayre

The Glasgow Kelvin Christmas Craft Fayre was this week, held from the 6th to the 8th of December.

There were stalls in the Springburn, East end and Easterhouse campuses all selling a variety of wares.  Some were raising funds for worthy charities and students were involved in all aspects (more about this in the stories below), from the making of items to the selling of them

Over all it was a great event that was well attended.


Fashionable Crafts

The 6th of December saw the first day of the Fashion departments annual Christmas craft sale in the foyer of the Springburn campus. They were selling their items over 3 days.

Sales went realy well, but they had plenty of stock.

They also had a raffle with a huge range Christmas food and pamper hampers prizes, the tickets were only £1 per strip

All proceeds going to our chosen charity this year…… Make Love Not Scars for victims of acid attacks in India


Visiting Artist

matt-explainsArtist Matthew Ingles who has been exhibiting at Gallery North and who inspired our student response show ‘Boxed’ spent the day at West explaining his journey as an artist from a mining village in Midlothian to international residencies and gallery exhibitions.

He explained how he learned to tap into his background and ongoing life experiences as well as his knowledge of art history to enrich his creative process.


Making Connections

HND 2 Art students took part in the Royal Glasgow Institute’s ‘Making Connections’ education programme during the run of the recent annual exhibition. They worked with young learners from primary schools and RGI artists on interpretation workshops relating to the show, enhancing practical and research skills, encouraging self-expression and raising confidence amongst pupils.

These will be followed up in the New Year with visits to schools to give our students real life experience of teaching practice and working with young learners.


Big Tombola Winners

Thank-you to everyone who support the Professional Cookery students Enterprise ” Big Tombola” today, With a special thanks to the music students for entertaining us throughout lunch time.

The prize winning ticket numbers are:

  • 231 – Signed football
  • 46  – Wagamma voucher
  • 133 – Frankie and Bennies Voucher
  • 91 – Food hamper.

You will need your ticket to claim your prize. Please come to the Rowan Restaurant (next to the café EEC) to collect your prize.

The students raised £211.60; some of the money is going to Barnados and the rest is to pay for an activity which is part of the students course work.


Handmade Wares

handmade-cardsThere will be a student Fundraising Sale of Hand Made Christmas Cards – only 50p each – on Wednesday the 14th of December, from 12.15pm to 2.00pm.

This will be in our Easterhouse Campus Reception and Library and is being held by our Support for Learning Students, who are raising money for their Residential Trip 2017


Well that is us for this week, but we will have more for you next Friday.

Have a great weekend!!

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