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Business students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group presented videos to Shrewsbury Town Football Club officials last week, with the winners earning big rewards.

Small teams of the Level 3 Extended Diploma students had seven weeks to create a short video that encouraged younger fans to come to the games. These videos were then judged by teachers and management from Shrewsbury Town Football Club.

Art and Design students at Shrewsbury Colleges Group had the privilege of listening to a renowned Chinese Imperial Costumes and Textiles lecturer as part of their syllabus.

David Rosier, an accredited National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) lecturer, travelled from Scotland and gave up his free time to give Shrewsbury Colleges Group students a one-off learning experience. He worked in Asia for 25 years, during which time he took an interest in clothing of the Chinese court and created a collection of over 700 pieces.

As part of National Student Volunteering Week las week Shrewsbury Colleges Group students, from all three campuses, have been busy volunteering this academic year.

Student Volunteering Week is in its 17th year and gives students in further and higher education the opportunity to give something back. Volunteering not only helps the beneficiaries, but also improves student’s wellbeing, develops their employability and contributes positivity on and off campus.

Hospitality and Catering students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group London Road Campus smashed it at the Welsh International Culinary Championship last month bringing home 21 medals.

The students travelled to Llandrillo College in north Wales, to compete in the three day annual championships that take place every February. There were 16 other colleges involved and 34 competitions to take part in, from smoothie making to table laying.

A Music Technology Teacher at Shrewsbury Colleges Group has spoken out about how women are changing the face of engineering and producing in time for International Women’s Day. (WED 8 MARCH).

Beth McGowan, who teaches at the London Road campus, has been interviewed by NPR, an American media organisation based in L.A, which delivers breaking and national world news across a range of sectors, including the music industry.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group students have become the first to gain hands-on experience of traditional construction methods, as part of a National Lottery-funded programme to plug England's heritage skills gap, using 18th Century Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings as a site for hands-on learning.

 On Thursday 8 March, 12 Level 1 and 2 Brickwork students spent the morning at the Flaxmill Maltings site learning  to make the ‘great’ bricks  that were used in the construction of the iconic Grade I listed Main Mill - the world’s first iron-framed building and forerunner of modern day skyscrapers, which was built in 1797.

National Careers Week may be over, but at Shrewsbury Colleges Group it is still very much in full swing.

Careers week has become Careers Month at the three college campuses, with a plethora of speakers lined up to talk to students throughout March.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group students will dazzle audiences for three nights as they perform the hip-swivelling musical comedy, All Shook Up.

Students from all three campuses have been working hard at rehearsals to get ready for their performance at Wakeman Hall next week. The musical, which is narrated using a catalogue of Elvis Presley songs, will be performed from March 20 to 22 (Tues to Thurs).

The A Level Travel & Tourism students from Welsh Bridge Campus at Shrewsbury Colleges Group spent eight months organising three amazing, overseas trips for their peers.

As part of their syllabus, students organised four-day trips to Berlin for German students, Rome for Photography students and Paris for Business students, with around 40 pupils in each class. To choose the three teams behind each trip, they used the ‘Belbin Behavioural Test’, which consists of a series of questions to match you with your perfect team members.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group hosted students from across the region for talks about the Ancient World by one of Britain’s most respected Classicists.

Students studying A Level Classical Civilisation from five different colleges in the Hereford, Shropshire and North Wales region were invited by Shrewsbury Colleges Group to their London Road Campus to hear from Professor Edith Hall and a successful ex-student – Will Coles The students were treated to a full day of knowledgeable talks and an authentic Roman buffet made by the on-site professional restaurant, Origins.

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