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Special Touch Accessories Team success from Bulgaria

29th March 2009 Special Touch Accessories Team success from Bulgaria

Following on from their success at the national stages of the Young Enterprise International Skills@Work Challenge, Special Touch Accessories has returned from Bulgaria with not one but three prizes. The contest tested students from the nine participating countries on their business acumen, communication and ingenuity. As part of the two day event learners were split into twelve new teams to see how individual members worked within a new dynamic as well as understanding and respecting different cultures.

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Shoe workshop for National Diploma and HND Art and Design students

29th March 2009

Emma Reed a freelance shoe designer is holding a shoe workshop for the National Diploma and HND art and design students as part of the Young Enterprise initiative. The students are in very capable hands as their demonstrator has spent over a decade in the industry after completing an art foundation degree and a fashion textiles placement in the United States. Having produced designs for high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and Dorothy Perkins, Emma is keen to pass on advice to the students that will help them in their future careers. Her most important piece of advice is: “Know your market and remember you are designing for the customer, not yourself.”

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Boxing clever a knockout way to keep fit

18th March 2009 Boxing clever a knockout way to keep fit

The latest knockout idea to keep students and staff at Calderdale College fit is weekly boxing lessons with boxing coach Martin Rose. Martin will be taking men and women through their paces on Thursday evenings in the dance studio at the College’s Princess Mary building, working towards Bronze, Silver and Gold Amateur Boxing Association Certificates.

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Graphic Design students take part in regeneration scheme

18th March 2009 Graphic Design students take part in regeneration scheme

HND Graphic Design, HND Photography and BA Graphic Design students from Calderdale College are taking part in the second phase of a project on a regeneration site set up by Sowerby Bridge and Copley Valley Regeneration Scheme. Following a consultation with the residents of the area the learners have to produce re-branding ideas then hold a thirty minute presentation session complete with questions and answers. A panel of judges, including members of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council and Yorkshire Forward, will then select the winning design and team. Exercises such as these provide real experience for the students who will be able to test not only their design skills, but the ability to follow a brief and present an idea to a panel of experts. Ultimately everyone is an achiever as all the creations will be forwarded to the developer and the students gain experience and constructive feedback from their peers

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Hoodie Catwalk Show

18th March 2009 Hoodie Catwalk Show

The latest task set for Calderdale College art and design students has been to revamp a hoodie then have it modelled in an organised catwalk event. Eighty five garments were displayed in the exhibition with students of varying qualification levels taking part. Inspirations came from a variety of resources as the designs ranged from gothic and punk right through to fairytale. Creations included a conversion into a strait jacket and a new take on Red Riding with a strong punk element. It seemed a real challenge for the students and something they could certainly get their teeth into. The learners displayed a real sense of creativity, hard work and extensive research with the show being an overwhelming success. Simon Dunn, tutor for art and design spoke highly of the youngsters: "All the garments are highly individual, creative and make good use of different resources," He also added that the support and collaboration from the music students made a significant impact: "The catwalk show, with music produced by one of our music technology students, was a slick, high-octane event that everyone here at the college can be proud of."

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