Even non-theatre goers have undoubtedly heard about Lenny Henry’s acting debut in Shakespeare’s Othello with Halifax-based theatre company Northern Broadsides. Hoping to follow David Tennant’s success as Hamlet, director Barrie Rutter has also casted local girl Jessica Harris to play opposite the infamous comic as Desdemona.Ex student Jessica Harris starring alongside Lenny Henry in his Shakespeare debut – full story
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Following the overwhelming success of the School Liaison team visit to Brighouse High earlier this month a taster day was arranged for the school students. Approximately thirty young learners took part in vocational classes which included Electrical Installation, Hair and Beauty, and Health and Social Care. The pupils were also treated to a special drama performance by current Performing Arts students highlighting the importance of making the right choice for your own future and not necessarily following the crowd.Brighouse High Taster Day – full story
One of the College's Young Enterprise teams, Special Touch Accessories has won the national skills@work competition. The challenge involved the learners demonstrating their business acumen and putting their classroom teachings into practice when asked to submit a fully comprehensive business plan. The team was professional in their approach to the research, problem solving and mathematical calculations. As a result of this triumph Special Touch Accessories have earned an all expenses paid trip to Bulgaria, 11th-13th March, to take part in the international competition. The aspiring entrepreneurs are one of three teams representing the UK out of the nine countries taking part, best of luck to them.Young Enterprise National Winners – full story
Nigel Aldridge and Dan Hartley, Level 2 Bricklayers with the College were two of eight selected students throughout Yorkshire to win places at a one off master class. The session was presided over by Terry Coles, previous winner of the ‘Young Bricklayer of the Year’ and representative of the UK in the World Skills competition 2007. The learners who have willingly given up their free time to take part in this event received certificates from Helen France, Director of Apprenticeships at the LSC. Both Nigel and Dan are now preparing for two prestigious competitions; Guild of Bricklayers, to be held in April and Skillbuild, in July.Bricklayers Masterclass – full story
This week the School Liaison team visited Brighouse High School for what turned out to be an extremely busy careers fair. Approximately thirty organisations attended the event that was aimed at Years 9-11. The College was well prepared with seven Level 1 students, including members of the Artistic team, on hand to help by offering free treatments such as manicures, hand and arm massages, straightening and curling hair. Both the boys and girls at Brighouse were very interested in talking to our hair and beauty learners as well as trying out a few of the techniques for themselves. The event was a huge success with many enquiries to schemes such as Hairdressing and Construction Young Apprenticeship Programmes that are currently on offer at Calderdale College.Careers Fair visit by School Liaison Team – full story