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."Hoodie Catwalk Show – full story
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Swinton Insurance, the UK’s leading high street insurance retailer, has signed up with Calderdale Training to upgrade the skills of staff at its call centres in Halifax and in Norwich.Swinton Insurance signs up with Calderdale Training – full story
Calderdale College Rugby League team are now through to the semi-finals of the national competition, Carnegie Champion Colleges Cup having won away 26-18 in London where they beat Tiffin Boys College..College Team in Semi Final of Carnegie Champion Colleges Cup – full story
Alex Foster, a Public Services student has recently made a successful return as head of pit in the WORevents, off road motor biking, championships. He was supporting his friend and four times British Champion Mike Briggs after being away from the sport for five months. The team took part in the French held race, despite Mike suffering from a double hernia to achieve fourth place out of 274 contestants. Congratulations to the team, a great accomplishment.Student Entertainment Officer in motorbike championship – full story
Many people may wrongly be under the assumption that the ‘youth of today’ are not involved or interested in their community but students from North Halifax Skills Centre are challenging this perceptionBricklaying students help local cricket club – full story