Big Book Giveaway on World Book Day
For World Book Day, Bob Stone from Write Blend Books generously donated boxes full of books for our Big Book Giveaway Event (how many times can you say book in a sentence?!).
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Ex-student now Company Director returns to college
During National Apprenticeship Week we were delighted to welcome in our former student Gareth Lang, who is now a Director of GMAC Plumbing and Gas Services along with his business partner Andy McMullen. Gareth spoke to our plumbing apprentices about his journey from being an apprentice himself, studying for a gas qualification at Southport College in 2005, to starting his own self-employed business and now runs a company employing a team of 45 engineers.
College Apprenticeship Fair is a Great Success
As part of National Apprenticeship Week, on Tuesday February 4th Southport College held their annual Apprenticeship fair, with a record breaking 500 year 10 and 11 pupils attending from schools right across Sefton and West Lancashire.
College awarded Full Rainbow Flag Award
After many preparations, implementation of new practice and staff training, we have been proudly awarded the Full Rainbow Flag Award. This national quality assurance framework is for all colleges and schools, to focus on the inclusion and visibility of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), across the entire organisation, including students and staff.
Student Success in Merseyside Road Safety Partnership Competition
Southport College Creative Media and Technology students entered a variety of films into a competition run by Merseyside Road Safety Partnership. Films from colleges across Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Liverpool were shortlisted, with an impressive 5 of the 11 being from Southport College students, 2 of which won the top prizes.
Creative Media Students Entered in Anti-Drug Driving Competition
On the 15th January, at the City of Liverpool College, a special screening is taking place showcasing students’ work. They have produced hard-hitting videos aiming to raise awareness surrounding drug-driving by creating content targeted at their own age group, to be shared on social media.
Mim Skinner's talk about her
new book Jailbirds
Our 3rd year BA Criminology student, Joanne Larkin, visited the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool recently to listen to Mim Skinner’s talk about her new book Jailbirds: Lessons from a Women’s Prison. "She talked about positive as well as sad stories and about the reality of prison life for women."
HE Students raise money for
Our wonderful Access to HE students raised over £250 in just one day recently when they joined in the Charity's Elf Day celebration. With a visit from a very special elf and fun activities throughout the day, they brought a smile to everyone's faces whilst raising money for this very worthy cause.
Level 3 Performing Arts Panto Fun.
It was Panto time in our college theatre last week, (oh yes it was!) when our Level 3 Performing Arts students put on "Sleeping Beauty and the Curse of the Liquidator" and played to packed houses each night.
Metro Mayor Officially Opens New Gas and Plumbing Workshops.
We were delighted to welcome Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, into College recently, to officially open our brand new Gas and Plumbing workshops.