Festivals, Auctions and Picnics

Welcome to the last blog update of this academic year, lots to get through so we will make a start.


Fundraising Success

The students on the Personal Achievement Awards Level 1 course would like to take opportunity to thank all the staff and learners who came along to buy the arts and craft they make.

The learners  raised £95.03. for Sense Scotland.

The pictures are  copies of some of the items they made from recycled fabrics and then sold on their Christmas stall at the Easterhouse campus. there is also a copy  of them presenting the cheque to Thomas Scott the fundraising officer from Sense Scotland.

CAA Success Story

A Community Achievement Award was awarded to Lynn from the Glasgow Homelessness Network.

Lynn went the to Glasgow Homelessness Network through a 4 week work placement, with the aim of building up practical admin skills, as she had been having difficulty securing long term work.

Lynn’s time at the GHN has been a great success and it cumulated with her achieving the Community Achievement Award, offered through Glasgow Kelvin College.

Congratulations to Lynn, we wish her great success in her future endeavours.

Read Lynn’s full story on the Glasgow Homelessness network site.


Tasty Outing

On the 7th of June, level 6 Professional Cookery Students enjoyed an informative talk about the brewing process and were guided through a tasting of 4 of the beers made at Drygate Brewery in Duke St.

This concluded their Beverage Product Knowledge unit .


Final ‘Fundraising’ Exercise For 2016/2017

Skills for Learning Life & Work Level 1’s raised a grand total of £47, in their final fundraising activity, for a Youth Club they attend up to two evenings per week, this amount was divided evenly between all five learners participating – £9.40 per learner.

Well done to everyone involved.


The BIG Online Auction

Look out for the GKC Big Auction which will be going live next week. The College will be selling off hundreds and hundreds of items which are surplus to requirements. The auction will be open to both staff and students. Items include sports equipment, furniture, kitchenware, measuring gear and much, much more.

A full list of the lots which are up for sale will be circulated later this week along with details of the bidding process.


Fringe Festival

A few of our staff are taking part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year and we thought you’d like to know what they are up to.  Maybe even go along and see them perform.

Tom Watson – ICT Technician

Tom is doing two shows in August with his band Rose Room in the Merchants Hall.  These will be on Thursday the 10th and Friday the 25th of August.

For details visit HERE.

Jeanette Hill – Lecturer

Migrant sisters say don’t blame us in this original play with satire, politics and music about the after effects of Brexit and its links to historical treatment of migrants. At The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, near Haymarket, 7th to 11th August.

More info HERE.

Nicola Carfrae – Lecturer

Nicola will be performing A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil, at the Horsehead Theatre. This hilarious Scottish black comedy, adapted from Christopher Brookmyre’s novel, will run from the 4th to the 12th of August (minus Sunday 6th).

More info HERE.


ESOL Achievement

Friday the 9th of June saw ESOL students from our East End, Easterhouse, Springburn and West Campuses and Cranhill Community classes getting their certificates.

Congratulations to all our students. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Farewell and a big thank you to our colleague Kath who is retiring after 6 years hard work at North Glasgow and Kelvin. We’ll all miss you!


ESOL Picnic

The annual ESOL picnic, held on the 8th of June, had to be rescheduled to the indoors, in People’s Palace.

Nevertheless a good time had by all – quiz, lovely food and great company.


Well that’s us for now and as mentioned about, the last updated for a few weeks, but we will post news stories as they arise and we will be back properly in  August.

Have a great weekend and summer!!

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