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Photography Student Snaps Up Challenge To Work With Global Company

Photography Student Snaps Up Challenge To Work With Global Company

Tea & Water Pictures are an artist representation agency based in London and New York. They approached SCG to get photography-enthused students involved in their I♥Shrewsbury project.

Students were asked to use photography to tell a story of somebody who lives or works in Shrewsbury. The winning student will have their photographs and story published in the first edition of the I♥Shrewsbury magazine, and will also get the chance to spend the day with Jørn Tomter, an experienced and professional photographer.

Oscar Haywood Martin, from Caersws in Powys, entered the competition and his work was chosen for the project. Oscar studies A Level Photography, Electronics and Film Studies – and hopes to continue working in photography after college.

Oscar said: “Every time I walk between English and Welsh Bridge Campuses I notice a violin shop along the Town Walls and thought it would be perfect for this project. Julian Batey Violins is filled to the brim with orchestral stringed instruments and that created a great aesthetic for my photography. I spent a few hours speaking to the owner and photographing him and the store interior. I was so surprised when my work was chosen, but this is such a great opportunity for me.”

Student Wins Top Of The Range Prize With Aga

Student Wins Top Of The Range Prize With Aga

AGA Rangemaster Group presented a once-ina-lifetime opportunity to our vocational Art and Design students.

Over 50 students took part in a design competition that the renowned British manufacturer, arranged specifically for Shrewsbury Colleges Group students - to create new print designs for their textiles collection. Students produced original patterns that got whittled down to one successful winner.

Josh Bloomfield, Thomas Harrill, Georgia Hudson and Karolina Wysocka were shortlisted, with Georgia’s design, ‘Blackthorn Winter’ eventually chosen to be turned into products that will be sold nationwide. The green colours and floral patterns really impressed the company and helped them come to their final decision.

Georgia, 17, from Shrewsbury said: "I didn’t expect to win at all, I’m quite shocked. It was a difficult assignment, but I loved practising my art. I am both nervous and excited for the next steps I’ll be taking with the team at AGA.

"After researching the market and understanding their target customers I chose elements that would complement the most popular colours that AGAs come in. I wanted to look at winter because I was drawn to use dark greens and winter flowers."

The top-of-the-range prize invites Georgia to meet the design team and see the processes involved in developing the textile collection to sell. She will also have the opportunity to travel to Portugal to see it being created at the printing factory and her designs will be sold online and in-store.

Multiple Maths Challenges Tackled By Top Class Students

Multiple Maths Challenges Tackled By Top Class Students

In the autumn term 67 students took part in the challenges designed to stimulate interest in maths in pupils. The students scooped a hoard of awards, with 24 achieving a Bronze Certificate, 20 achieving Silver and six achieving Gold. Two of these students gained enough marks to take part in further challenges, where they gained Merit Awards.

A team of four students (Sam Morris, Rose Barnes, Aaron Lindsay and Nilavan Thipaharan) also got through to the regional final for the Team Challenge by showing fantastic mathematical talent and problem solving.

The team finished with a score of 158 – only two points away from winning the event!

Students Cook Up A Storm In Wales

Students Cook Up A Storm In Wales

Hospitality & Catering students smashed it at the Welsh International Culinary Championships in February, bringing home 21 medals.

The students travelled to Llandrillo College in North Wales, to compete over three days against 16 other colleges in 34 competitions, from smoothie making to table laying.

It was the largest team of students we have ever taken to the Championships. The accolades weren’t just for the students, one of our teachers won a bronze medal too! These were all presented at a ceremony at Llandudno Bay Hotel on the last day of the competition.

Ellie Butler, from Bridgnorth, won a gold medal and claimed the very prestigious Eric Bruce Award for Best Junior. She said: “I competed in a knife skills and street food competition. I created a spicy Korean pork dish with rice and courgette noodles. The Championships are fun to be involved in. We’re used to cooking in the professional kitchens at College with only our teachers and classmates watching, but here we had a bigger crowd and that was a good confidence builder. I really enjoy the course and aim to be a chef once I’ve completed it.”

College Students win In Textile Design Competition

College Students win In Textile Design Competition

Past and present students studying Fashion and Textiles have excelled at Shrewsbury Drapers Company Textile Design Competition.

Second year A Level student, Becky Longland, won the prestigious Jackie Ryan Memorial Award for her ‘Chinese Lion’ wall-hanging. This award gives the winner an opportunity to complete a two week placement at Tweedmill Textiles in North Wales. Becky will design a pure wool throw that will be available for purchase as a limited edition item.

Former A Level students Katie Cutler, Emily Cooper and Niamh Hope were respectively awarded Gold, Silver and Highly Commended for their entries; with HNC Fashion & Textiles student, Nicola Riley and Level 2 Art & Design student, Izzy Hughes also gained Highly Commended awards.

“It took a long time to create my applique and wool lion – but I had loads of fun doing it. It was lovely to see all the different entries and how people had responded to the theme (Oriental Journey) when I went to the awards ceremony – that was followed by surprise and excitement when I heard I had won the Jackie Ryan Award. I am especially looking forward to my placement.”
Becky Longland, from Wellington

Students who achieved AAA or better at A Level in 2019*

Samuel Morris

Mary Webb School

A*A*A*A*A

Rosemary Barnes

Adcote School

A*A*A*A*

Leo Maden

Charlton School

A*A*A*A*

Brody Wooding

Grove School

A*A*A*A*

Louis Arnold

Meole Brace School

A*A*A*A

Bradley Jones

William Brookes School

A*A*A*A

Callum Owen

Lakelands School

A*A*A*A

Cameron Mackie

William Brookes School

A*A*A*

Oscar McLaren

Church Stretton School

A*A*A*

Emily Roberts

Adcote School

A*A*A*

Heidi Schacht

Grove School

A*A*A*

James Blenkinsop

Corbet School

A*A*A*

Holly Bennett

The Priory School

A*A*AA

Max Ellis

Bishops Castle Community College

A*A*AA

Ben Gough

Corbet School

A*A*AA

Rosie Vernon

Meole Brace School

A*A*AA

Heath Pearson

Meole Brace School

A*A*AB

Thomas Blenkinsop

Corbet School

A*A*A

Jake Brown

The Priory School

A*A*A

Samuel Butler

The Priory School

A*A*A

Alex Cook

Newtown High School

A*A*A

Jessica Herbert

Meole Brace School

A*A*A

Alice O'Hagan

The Priory School

A*A*A

Gabriela Nikolova

Shrewsbury Academy

A*A*A

Michael Reade

Marches School

A*A*A

Frederick Ross

William Brookes School

A*A*A

Emilia Stonebanks

William Brookes School

A*A*A

Joe Thompson

Belvidere School

A*A*A

*Results correct at time of going to print (Sept 2019)

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 – Vocational High Achievers

CACHE Diploma in Childcare & Education

Hannah Simms

Welshpool High School

A*

Grace Barton

Adcote School

A

Charlotte Bizzell

Shrewsbury Academy

A

Hannah Chamberlain

Llanfyllin High School

A

Tashell Mitcham

Mature Student (19+)

A

Mollie Norton

Bishops Castle Community College

A

Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Amy Duval

Charlton School

D*D*D*

Olivia Goddard-Cockaday

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Georgia Hudson

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Katie Richmond

William Brookes School

D*D*D*

Stella Wharton

Bishops Castle Community College

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Business

Rebecca Arrowsmith

Marches School

D*D*D*

Sophie Austin

Corbet School

D*D*D*

Daniel Byrne

Burton Borough School

D*D*D*

Katie Chatterton

Ercall Wood Academy

D*D*D*

Andrew Dean

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Katie Foulkes

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Dan Halstead

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Joshua Jones

William Brookes School

D*D*D*

Willliam Price

Oldbury Wells School

D*D*D*

George Roberts

Idsall School

D*D*D*

Julija Sumska

Mary Webb School

D*D*D*

Chloe Tunmore

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Georgia Yeomans

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Fashion

Oliwia Blachut

Charlton School

D*D*D*

Emily Cox

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Evie Jones

Mary Webb School

D*D*D*

Sophie Mulloy

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Nicola Riley

Mature Student (19+)

D*D*D*

Destiny Steele

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Lana Glover

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in IT Practitioners

Scott Emsley

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Joe Gardner

Newtown High School

D*D*D*

Daniel Griffiths

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Andrew Lenton

Hook-a-gate Tuition Centre

D*D*D*

Ethan Percival

Oldbury Wells School

D*D*D*

Tejvir Sohi

Charlton School

D*D*D*

Matthew Thomas

Ludlow C.E School

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering

Dominic Capewell-Hughes

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Jake Hughes

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

James Johnson

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Ralph Palermo

Holy Trinity Academy

D*D*D*

Max Pritchard

Welshpool High School

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Outdoor Activities

Jakub Banach

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Alyssa D'Souza

Marches School

D*D*D*

Rebecca Hurst

Telford Priory School

D*D*D*

Alistair Perkins

Belvidere School

D*D*D*

Sam Skinner

Burton Borough School

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

Lara Good

Burton Borough School

D*D*D*

Mae Hopper

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Aiden Maddox

Burton Borough School

D*D*D*

Chloe Milward

Belvidere School

D*D*D*

Christopher Wheeler

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Chloe White

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Public Services

Abigail Butler

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Liam Cross

Mary Webb School

D*D*D*

Jared Hawkins

County Training

D*D*D*

Kian Jones

Belvidere School

D*D*D*

Megan Thomas

Corbet School

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Sport

Jack Briscoe

Charlton School

D*D*D*

Emily Cann

Overseas School

D*D*D*

James Churms

Mary Webb School

D*D*D*

Benjamin Clough

Priory School

D*D*D*

Jack Davies

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Eleanor Edwards

Thomas Adams School

D*D*D*

Jake Felstead

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Matthew McClure

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Niamh Morgan

Bishops Castle Community College

D*D*D*

Benjamin Ridler

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Lewis Rogers

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Daniel Simpson

Mary Webb School

D*D*D*

Jessica Williams

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Eloise Batson

Bishops Castle Community College

D*D*D*

Leah Birch

Lakelands Academy

D*D*D*

Holly Bourne

Charlton School

D*D*D*

Courtney Briggs

Llanidloes High School

D*D*D*

Lucia Farruggio

Charlton School

D*D*D*

Eleanor Garbett-Charles

Charlton School

D*D*D*

Gabriella Graves

The Priory School

D*D*D*

Jasmine Hughes

Shrewsbury Academy

D*D*D*

Corrin Morris

Bishops Castle Community College

D*D*D*

Nicola Pettener

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*

Leah Roginson

Newtown High School

D*D*D*

Charlotte Taylor-Jones

Meole Brace School

D*D*D*

Georgina Young

Church Stretton School

D*D*D*