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Shrewsbury Colleges Group students showed their gratitude to local war veterans at this time of remembrance with a free lunch at the College restaurant, Origins.

Last month over 40 SCG students attended the funeral of Royal Marine veteran, David McLaren Kerr, after the Royal British Legion made an appeal for people to support the funeral of the man who had outlived his only family. This moving event inspired College staff and students in Hospitality & Catering and Travel & Tourism to give back to the men and women who secured peace for their lifetime.

Students and staff from Shrewsbury Colleges Group concurrently performed Remembrance services at their three campuses on Tuesday.

 Seven-foot ‘Tommy’ silhouettes have been stood at the London Road, English Bridge and Welsh Bridge Campuses in the build up to this time of remembrance.

A book bench remembering Shropshire-born poet, Wilfred Owen has been installed at Shrewsbury Library thanks to collaboration with Shrewsbury Colleges Group.

Past and present students studying Fashion and Textiles with Shrewsbury Colleges Group have excelled at this year’s annual Textile Design Competition held by The Shrewsbury Drapers’ Company.

A former pupil has secured her dream job at The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust and been Highly Commended at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

Laura Sheldon, previously of Ludlow CE School, completed her A Levels with Shrewsbury Colleges Group in 2016. This set her on her way to becoming an apprentice, gaining a career, being named as a regional finalist in the National Apprenticeship Awards and getting Highly Commended.

The Music Technology team at Shrewsbury Colleges Group have had top-of-the-range equipment added to their classrooms and studios.

An investment of £100,000 has been given to the Music Technology department at Shrewsbury Colleges Group’s London Road Campus, including development of the buildings and facilities.

Last week, Hairdressing students were given the chance to work with a global brand and showcase their work to local industry professionals.

Affinage, a global hair brand and their artistic team, Colour Rebels, wanted to work with Shrewsbury Colleges Group to showcase the latest products and give students some work experience. The team of six travel all over Europe for shows, including Rome, Slovakia, Germany, Holland and more.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group (SCG) and The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) have recently announced plans to join together to form a unique partnership to benefit young people, the county and the community.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group and Shropshire Libraries have joined forces to commemorate the life and work of Shropshire-born poet and soldier Wilfred Owen.

Engineering apprentices head off to national competition

A team of Engineering apprentices have secured their place in the WorldSkills Nationals after designing and building an electric wheelchair from scratch.

Belinda Nightingale, from Telford, Chloe Millington, from Bridgnorth and Tom Mills, from Shrewsbury, all 19 and Ricoh apprentices, make up the team. They were set the brief, by WorldSkills, to design and manufacture an electric wheelchair. This is the first time an Engineering team from Shrewsbury Colleges Group have applied for WorldSkills.

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