Chichester Matters college news | the latest stories | achievements | innovations | and more! Published Fortnightly - Issue: 181
Edited by: Kylee Charles, Helen Ward and Alan Goldsmith
Thursday 28 March 2013
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CHICHESTER COLLEGE CROWNED ‘IDEAL YOUNG GARDENERS OF THE YEAR’ FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING!
A show garden designed by Chichester College exclusively for the Ideal Home Show 2013 has been awarded a Gold medal and crowned ‘Best in Show’ by a panel of judges including TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh and organiser of the competition David Domoney. This is the second consecutive year that Chichester College students have been awarded the top accolade in the ‘Ideal Young Gardeners of the Year’ competition. The annual competition is run in association with the Prince’s Foundation celebrating young ‘green’ talent in the UK. Six
horticultural colleges go head-to-head each year to create a show stopping garden for public display based on the organic and sustainable principles that the charity’s President, HRH The Prince of Wales, has championed for so long. Each college this year was given a 5.5 x 4 metre plot to both plan and design a unique garden based on the theme of ‘sustainable urban gardens’. This year, for the first time, the show gardens have been built inside the heart of the Earls Court show, which is sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements. The gardens will be viewed by hundreds of thousands of visitors at the iconic British show. The winning ‘Best int Show’ Chichester show garden, titled ‘Up Wood’, incorporates
a multi-dimensional design of up turned tree stumps creating eye catching natural sculptures formed by nature. Specimen trees such as the Prunus avium ‘Plena’; Betula utulis jacquemontii and Amelanchier lamarckii help to soften the lines of the raised seating area and create movement. A number of traditional skills taught at the college such as Arboriculture (the steps); Access to Forging (sculpture), and traditional dry-stone walling have also been incorporated into the build. Student Chloe Springer comments: “It’s been an amazing experience, it’s the first time I’ve been involved in anything like this and it’s been fantastic. The college has been so supportive and it’s been a pleasure taking part.”
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Horsing around in the rain Our level three, second year equine students have been busy organising and running show jumping competitions for the public recently, for their event management module. With the first show sadly cancelled, due to the bad weather in January, the show in February was very well supported. The sun was shining and everyone commented on the friendly atmosphere and how helpful our students were. In stark contrast however, the last show in the series ran Sunday and was again, challenged by mother nature! Despite the torrential rain it was well attended and was a great success, the students worked tirelessly even though they were soaked through by 9am! Again comments from the public were amazing and many of the competitors asked if we were running any more sessions. We had a wide range of competitors taking part, with the youngest just five years old! Our students gained a huge amount of skills and knowledge from undertaking the whole project and managed to raise over £500 for their study trip this year. Holly Foskett – Competitor, still jumping in the rain!
Sally Foskett, Lecturer in Equine
...continued from front page The other students who played a major part in the construction and planting of the Chichester College garden were Ryan Custance, Level 3 Apprentice in Carpentry, and Jessica Burman, Level 3 Horticulture. Jessica was a previous Warden Park pupil and started at Brinsbury on an IF Horticulture Course in 2009. Jessica has progressed with us and is now studying an Edexcel L3 Diploma in Horticulture. Three other promising Level 2 Horticulture students were also invited to work on the garden, Jordan Tilley, Josh Bateman and Matt West. The award winning students were led by Mark Howard in the construction and Jackie Lenharth in the planting scheme. Julie Willson undertook the administration and liaison for the show. Colin Lambert very kindly drove the minibus taking students and equipment backwards and forward too. Dr Stephen Millam, Head of Horticulture at Chichester College, commented “We may not be the biggest college, but we provide an environment where students can reach their full potential, with the opportunity to take part in national events, putting themselves and the college on the map.” Well done everyone! Fantastic news and big congratulations!
Maybe not the best poster in the world? ...but we know you can do much better! The College Library is looking for a new poster to promote its services. We are holding a competition for students to design an eye-catching poster which will be displayed around the college. The winning entry will also receive a prize of £25.00 worth of Amazon vouchers with the runnerup receiving a box of chocolates.
Entry forms are available from the Library or from ChiOnline. The closing date for entries is Friday April 19th
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WorldSkills Hat Trick for Chichester College Furniture Apprentice George Callow goes for Gold! Student and furniture maker George Callow is celebrating his successful selection for the 42nd WorldSkills Competition this year. The fantastic achievement will see George jetting off to Leipzig, Germany, this July with the UK team, to battle against other talented hopefuls in an attempt to scoop the coveted ‘Gold’ in the largest international skills event of its kind. George, the third student to represent the UK for the coveted title, marks an exciting hat trick for the College, as former students Luke Griffiths and Chris Wallace were involved in the competitions in 2009 and 2011 also. The WorldSkills Competitions, which are held every other year, are open to competitors up to age 22 and are hosted by a different country each time. Formerly known as the ‘Skills Olympics’, the opportunity provides the finest vocationally skilled people from around the world, the chance to showcase their quality crafts and compete for the awe inspiring title. George, a former St Phillip Howard Student, before joining Chichester College, will take part in 22 hours of competition and will be judged on his level of skill, accuracy and speed in completing the tasks set. Battling it out for the acclaimed prize, the dedicated student has his eye on gold! Demonstrating a keen interest in woodwork since the age of seven, George began his Level two Furniture Apprenticeship with the College and Rolls Royce Motor Cars after leaving school. The high quality craftsmanship with Rolls Royce provided him with a fantastic introduction into the world of work. After spending over a year with Rolls Royce, bespoke Petersfield furniture company Cimitree contacted George,
after recognising the quality of his work at the College’s end of year show. Already employing a former student and previous Worldskills Medal of Excellence winner, Luke Griffiths, Cimitree were keen to offer him the chance to complete his apprenticeship with them. George jumped at the chance, as the position with Cimitree provided him the broader experience he longed for, to realise his established career dreams. Throughout the duration of his apprenticeship, George split his week by spending two days in education at Chichester College’s renowned furniture department and the other three, with his employers. Having completed his apprenticeship and working full-time now with Cimitree, they are enthusiastically supporting his success with Worldskills, as are his excited College lecturers, who had always known of his potential. Speaking of George’s success, his Furniture Making lecturer and Worldskills Training Manager Christian Notley said “We are delighted that George will be representing the College at this year’s WorldSkills. George is a very capable student, who has crafted beautiful pieces, which have included a drinks cabinet and TV cabinet, we know that
he will do very well in this International competitive showcase.” Although competing against Edward Harringman, a fellow Furniture Student and friend in the UK World Skills team selection process, camaraderie has remained throughout. Encouragement from previous winner Luke Griffiths, a Cabinet Maker and former student here at Chichester College, has been providing assurance to George too, as well as an insight into what the process involves. Luke’s success with Worldskills saw him travelling over to Canada in 2009 where he won a Medal of Excellence. This gigantic event is a rendezvous for international specialists in vocational education, industry and government. Their aim is to continue improving standards in vocational education. George will be joining the rest of the UK team next month for their first event together before setting off to Germany in July. The thrilling opportunity celebrates the successes and achievements of talented youngsters like George, whose future certainly looks bright.
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have been separated and need you to put them back together. They could be hidden within a photo, in a story or as part of one of the advertisements. Wherever they are, your task is to find them and get the eggcentric For your chance to win some delicious duo back together. chocolate goodies this Easter, all To enter the competition and win this beady eyed staff are invited to take cracking prize, find out where Eggward are part in our fun ‘Eggward’ game! and then email Press & Communications Hidden somewhere amongst these pages, you’ll find ‘Eggward’. Sadly, they
Officer, Kylee Charles: kylee.charles@ chichester.ac.uk with your answer, stating the pages and articles you found them in.
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New Creative’s Visionary Exhibition Students from the Foundation Diploma at Chichester College have again been successful in show-casing their work at the Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth as part of the New Creative’s scheme. The exhibition is free and runs until the 14th of April, so all over Easter too. The New Creative’s is an annual project led by the University of Portsmouth and Cultural Industries (CCI) that showcases the creative work of young people from further education and sixth-form colleges in the Portsmouth region culminating in a joint exhibition at the leading contemporary art gallery, Aspex in Gunwharf Quays. In this project, Foundation students experience the external influence of working with a professional artist, gallery, university, fellow students and to showcase their work in a wider cultural context by exhibiting outside of the FE environment. The project has a proven track record of building confidence and broadening young people’s experience. The objective of this exhibition is to inspire FE students, supporting their
studies at college, give them an added experience to develop their creative practice further and to encourage them to be more ambitious. The exhibition features creative work
in a variety of disciplines: visual arts, installation, design such as fashion, graphics, 3D modelling or sculpture, digital media such as film, animation and photography..
Fishbourne Flat Five This year’s 9th Fishbourne Flat Five is being held on Sunday 28th April. It is a scenic 5 mile run/walk that goes from Fishbourne, on to Bosham and back through Fishbourne Creek to finish at the Bulls Head public house. In previous years, we have had great support from staff and student’s from the college and hope to have a successful event again this year. The race is held in memory of Lucy and Beckie Hassle, who were killed in a car accident in 2005. Money raised this year will go towards The St. Peter and Mary project. This project is raising money to build a new church hall for the local Fishbourne Community to enjoy. Further details about the event are available on the website www. fishbourneflatfive.co.uk or Jean Howes, event organiser can be contacted at Jean.firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Southern Classics Spring Show’
All cars are welcome, from a model T Ford to a Rolls Royce and everything in between!
Chichester college will be playing host to the Southern Classics Spring Car Show on Sunday the 14th April.
Standard Admission (£): is £1 for spectators, and £10 for Autojumblers.
Starting at 10.00am and finishing at 4.00pm, the event is open to all who would like to get involved, show their car and revel in the chance to admire some really classic automobiles! No prior booking is required but Autojumblers must show proof of insurance. Awards will be offered for Class, Club and other elements too.
Admission with classic car (£): is £5 classics, £1 Spectators and £10 Autojumblers For further details please contact: Paul Callum Tel: 07795 412663 or Eric Wood 01903 782661 http://www.southernclassics.org.uk
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A Journey into Invention and Discovery! The theme for National STEM week this year was ‘Invention and Discovery’ and we once again rose to the challenge! With a planetarium in the Sports Centre presenting every hour, Oasis in Space (the search for water or life on other planets) and Black Holes, (the formation of, star birth and death) the young people who attended throughout the day had a lot to keep them entertained! The Conference Hall was jam packed with interactive stands from Science and Engineering. Forensic’s Crime Scene investigation team explained fascinating facts, such as how insect larvae can be used to predict time of death. There was also an interactive ‘Science behind Vet Nursing’ display, where interested minds could view a variety of parasites under the microscope, and Fingerprinting was demonstrated too. The enthusiastic Engineering team surpassed themselves, with the provision of Safe Welding, Metalwork and Blacksmithing, Junk Model Racing, the Wheel Change Challenge and giant Scalextric track that all could experience and enjoy. An exciting atmosphere remained all day in the Conference Hall, with constant visitors from Cross College joined by visitors from Littlegreen School and St Anthony’s, who took full advantage of the educational, fun and informative aspects of their visit. Working non-stop, all of our staff worked hard to create an awareness of STEM, how it effects day to day life and impacts on lots of other subject areas.
Excited minds enjoying the inspiring STEM event The evening’s events were even more impressive, as approx 120 Cubs and one group of Brownie’s descended upon us, all at the same time! They jumped at the chance to enjoy a presentation in the impressive Science Dome, set up in the Sports Centre, as well as having time to enjoy all of the activities in the Conference Hall. Fun was had by all with the additional ‘space’ and ‘invention’ themed quizzes which offered sought after prizes. Feedback received from teaching staff and the young people who attended has been fantastic. Some of their favourite activities were, soldering the models, gaming on the giant touch screen, fingerprints and racing the compressed air cars; although this proved to bring out the competitive spirit in many! Mark Nason, Andy Chater and Elaine Johnston once again pulled out all of the stops and put on a very impressive show that was educational, interactive and fun and has hopefully Inspired the next generation.
Electronic hands-on activities
“I just wanted to thank the team who were responsible for arranging this event for welcoming the over eights after school cub last night, they loved it. In particular, my son Harvey has not stopped talking about his time with the blacksmith. Really lovely for a boy who doesn’t think about anything but football to be so excited about something different.”
Many visitors enjoyed the Virtual welding “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for inviting us today, our pupils had a really good time, particularly in the Dome and made lots of positive comments about the morning. It was really good for them to see the more practical aspects of Maths, Science and Design Technology. Thanks again, I hope we get the opportunity to attend any events you may hold in the future.” St Anthony’s School
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Spring Award Success for Chichester College Students Chichester College students stole the show at the FE Sussex Spring Awards last week. The glittering event, held at Brighton’s famous Hilton Metropole hotel, provided a plush setting for the high profile and celebratory occasion. The annual awards ceremony for the Sussex colleges’ was full to the brim with excited students and families representing Sussex’s finest. This included four worthy Chichester College winners, all delighted with their achievements. The night certainly belonged to the students from start to finish, with City College Brighton and Hove welcoming the guests and ensuring the smooth running of the arrival arrangements. Chichester College’s Furniture department provided a fantastic exhibition, providing a wonderful insight into the quality craftsmanship and skill its students’ are working at. Northbrook’s Performing Arts students were tasked with providing the ceremony’s entertainment during the awards interval, just before a delicious three course dinner was served by their Hospitality and Catering students. First up to accept his award was former Chichester College student James Budd. A talented and creative Hairdresser, James studied Level 3 Diploma Women’s Hairdressing with the College and was a very worthy winner of the City & Guilds Learner of the Year.
Pictured left to right - Alex Hopkins, Edward Harrington and Furniture Lecturer Christian Notley Accompanied by his mother and course lecturer Sue Sweeney, James said “To have the chance to accept this award has been fantastic. I have been supported with my studies throughout by Chichester College who have helped me to realise my career ambitions and potential from the start. The next challenge for me is Korea as I
Theresa Earle (centre) with her mum and Liz Taylor
represent the College overseas; I can’t wait!” Alex Toy, a former Peter Jones Enterprise Student from the College won the award for the Pearson BTEC Learner of the Year a little later in the evening. A mature student, Alex’s family were delighted to be able to witness his award acceptation, after supporting him both financially and emotionally throughout his studies. Marking a change of direction for Alex, he said “I had to work hard to get where I am. I didn’t expect to win this award out of all of the nominee’s; it’s still sinking in!” Another worthy winner from Chichester College was Theresa Earle, who scooped the Hospitality Student of the Year Runner Up Award; she leapt to the stage to collect her prize presented by the Hilton Metropole, the hosts of the evening’s proceedings. Studying a Professional Cookery Apprenticeship with employers Butlin’s in Bognor Regis, Theresa worked hard to overcome her initial fears of going back into education but was focussed on gaining the catering qualifications she’d had her heart set on. Celebrating in style and accompanied by her mother and Hospitality Curriculum Team Manager Liz Taylor, Theresa shared her experience of the awards as “Thrilling! I am so pleased to be here, I really didn’t expect that I would
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James Budd (right) adding another award to his growing collection! be. I couldn’t have done this without the help of my tutors!”
he will achieve his goals and a whole host more besides.”
Liz Taylor added “The college is thrilled with Theresa’s achievements. What a fantastic experience for all involved! It’s an accomplishment for Theresa and for our department; we are so proud of her!”
Enjoying the evening’s celebrations, Paul Archer, Sales Coordinator from City & Guilds was quick to congratulate the Chichester College students on their win and commented “Reading through the award nominations has motivated both me and my colleagues immensely; the stories are so inspiring! Being here to see the students collecting their prizes is a fantastic honour; it’s great to meet the students behind the stories. Very well done to them all!”
Chichester College’s Edward Harringman celebrated in style with his friends and Furniture Lecturer, Christian Notley at the FE Spring Awards too. Edward or ‘Woody’ as he prefers to be known, had been selected by judges from the City & Guilds Sussex Learner Making the Most Progress, as the commendable runner up. A dedicated student, Woody travelled over 120 miles each day to reach the College in order to study his Furniture Design and Making course. The commitment from Woody to attain what he has during his years of study was immediately praised by his tutor. Speaking of his admiration for Woody, Christian said “He deserves to win this award, he possesses a steely determination that will ensure in the future
The evening was hosted by FE Sussex Chief Executive Officer, Tim Strickland, who said of the event, “Each year there are 83,000 learners studying at FE colleges and sixth form colleges in Sussex. To win an award means you are truly exceptional.” The entire event was also filmed. An edited will be available on the FE Sussex web site soon. The official photographs were taken by Paul Fletcher of Paul Fletcher Photography.
Alex Toy (centre) with his family
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Estelle and her dancers move it, at ‘Move it’! For the second year in a row Chichester College Dance students have taken to the stage at Move It, one of the industries biggest dance and trade events. Each year around 20,000 visitors visit the four-day event held at Olympia in London. Estelle Palmer, Section Leader for Dance, co-ordinated the staffing of the Chichester College information stand as well as organising the dancers who performed during the event on the Friday. The dancers performed on the freestyle stage and were watched by crowds of people who attended the competition. Estelle said she was really proud of them as they performed really well, especially as they were sandwiched between two specialist and well respected London dance schools. One more local school who attended the event was from Waterlooville; after the event their teacher wrote complimenting our dancers saying how impressive they are and requesting a link with the school and our dance area. Over the four days most of the dance staff took a turn manning the information stand handing out course information and talking to interested visitors. Loraine Edwards, Section Leader for Drama also took the opportunity to promote the Performing Arts Acting and Musical Theatre courses.
‘Win a Breakfast for you and your team!’ Option’s are offering you the chance to win a breakfast in a tasty raffle they will be running after Easter. Customers who purchase food in the café will be offered the opportunity to buy a raffle ticket for just £1, which will provide them with the chance to win a breakfast for them and five friends or colleagues to enjoy. The breakfast will be served on a Friday between 10.30-11.30 and will comprise of a classic and delicious full English breakfast, with fruit juice, toast, tea and coffee – so the full works!
Chichester College’s eye-catching stand at the Move-It event - Olympia, London
Attending events such as Move It are expensive in terms of staff time and the costs of the stand, transport etc but they are also very important as ways of raising our profile in the industry, showing off student talent and hopefully also attracting new students. The benefits of being seen at such a prestigious events will hopefully manifest themselves in increased applications for next year. First held in London in 2005, Move It has gone from strength to strength and now
also includes PERFORM, an event aimed at those interested in drama, theatre and stage management . The event was the creation of Georgina Harper, who still manages the creative programme which includes around 100 performances, 260 dance classes, 26 master classes, a freestyle stage, dance competitions, castings, auditions, dance celebrities, fashion shows and more. For anyone interested in dance or the performing arts it’s a great event to visit.
Some of the many children enjoying a ‘cuddle’ with the lambs!
Brinsbury’s Baaarilliant Lambing Day! Coordinated by Dan Stamper and the Brinsbury Farm Team the Brinsbury Lambing Day on the 17th of March was a great success. Attended by over 200 College staff and their families the event was designed to introduce them all to the amazing farm, its working processes and of course, its lovely animals! With the opportunity to ask the experts questions about lambing methods, breeding programmes and care of the animals, the hourly tours ran between 11am and 1pm and offered plenty of opportunity for a hands-on insight into the farms practices.
Fascinating facts such as what the wool from the sheep is used for, were enthusiastically shared by the farm staff. Visitors were thrilled to learn how the wool is sold to the Wool Marketing Board, to produce high end British Wool suits, jumpers and other fashionable and sought after garments. Prince Charles is himself a keen advocate and supporter of British Wool products and may even own a suit created from the wool of our very own Brinsbury sheep! Throughout the open day, many appreciated the opportunity to watch live lambing and dairy processes in operation and all staff thoroughly enjoyed sharing their natural and organic workspace with them all.
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The Health and Social Care Department Return to Nakuru, Kenya
children from a young age working above our expectations. A shock to us was the teachers’ ages, many were our age, had no previous training and were often merely volunteers.
On the 10th February 2013, 35 students and three members of staff left for the experience of a lifetime, working with three projects in Kenya and leaving the cold and rain of Chichester behind them for a fortnight. The projects the students were involved with included, the Walk Children’s Church, Jubilee Project and the Mama Kerry Project. Emily Wright & Rebecca Pullen, Health & Social Care students wrote about their experience, assisting the delivery of the Mama Kerry Project: Mama Kerry is a church-based project and works to support and provide an education to orphan children. When we first arrived, we were greeted by a large group of young children, who performed a welcome ceremony. From the very start we could see just how happy the children were, regardless of their circumstances. Many children were dressed in the same,
dirty, tatty clothes, sometimes without shoes. During the first week, we played and began to build relationships with the children. We also taught in the classrooms, teaching Maths, English and Science. The children came across as eager to learn and appreciative of the opportunity, always displaying their best behaviour, which put into perspective how poorly behaved and self-indulged children in England can be. Despite limited resources provided, the teaching quality was good with many
During the second week, we were shown a block of derelict classrooms, which the expanding setting required. Working as a team, we painted the classrooms and the outside of the building white – which took a long time and we got absolutely covered! Then we decorated inside the classrooms using ideas from classrooms in the UK e.g. shapes, time, hundred squares and the weather. It was very stressful, as we had a limited supply of paint and brushes…and were desperately running out of time! Once completed we brought the teachers and children over to have a look at the finished result. The joy on their faces is a memory we will keep forever, they seemed astounded and were full of praise and gratitude at our hard work over the week. We signed our names to show that our team had helped with this milestone of the project. Saying goodbye to the children and teachers was a very emotional experience for everyone but it was also a time of happiness, as we knew we had made a difference to the children’s lives.
SPARKS National Electrical Apprentice of the Year 2013 Competition The 27th February started early for Jay Wood, an Electrical L3 apprentice, from the Terminus Road site. I entered Jay into the National heats for the ‘Sparks’ Apprentice of the Year competition after running a series of ‘heats’ in our own workshop sessions. This allowed us to whittle down a potential entrant for the national competition. The last of our own workshop heats had Jay and another apprentice very evenly matched and we had to really critique the apprentices’ work in order to split the candidates. Jay’s employer, James Mardel, who runs ‘Focus Electrical’ (a former Chichester College Apprentice from 2005) was thrilled to support Jay with his entry. On competition day, Jay did very well. Competing against the entire South East area and eleven other candidates. He came in at a very respectable 3rd place. He completed his electrical installation assessment piece within the four hours allocated, in fact he finished first!
Jay Wood (second from left) with his award Having been invited to take part in the marking of the competition, I can say with some certainty that Jay’s work was to a very high standard. The competition has been a fantastic experience, far outweighing the considerations of winning or losing. Every competitor, and I would even say the their lecturer or instructor who accompanied them, won something that day. In terms of prizes, Jay took home £100 worth of tools as well as a great sense of success and empowerment. I got to network with other lecturers working
on the same qualifications and saw firsthand the high standard we are performing our own teaching and learning at. It’s challenging and has time commitments attached, but the competition experience has been very beneficial to all involved. Jay’s classmates were buzzing about it too, maybe that’s because they know that next time, it might be one of them being entered! Marcus Stables Electrotechnical NVQ L3 & Apprenticeship Course Leader
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Sports Maker Update I have had an overwhelming response for the staff sessions with eight now coming along to badminton and fifteen to the introduction to running. Our running coach Rob has written to England Athletics, hoping that they will run a national piece on our group, as we have been doing so well! He was shocked and delighted at the amount
Staff only activities Just Play Badminton All equipment provided, optional lunchtime mixed session Venue: College Sport Centre Date: Starts Thursday 21st March Time: 07:30-08:30 Mixed with students on Wednesdays at 12:00-13:00 (student led)
10-week Introduction to Running Venue: Chichester College Main Reception Date: Tuesday 19th March Time: 17:00-18:00 of dedicated people that turned out for the first session, so a big thank you and well done to you all. It’s never too late to join us, so please contact me for further details or just come along to try it out!
New Golf session
Give Sport A Go
Venue: Outside the Sports Centre
Our “Give Sport A Go” launch went really well last week.
Session details: Tuesdays 16:30-17:30 Run in partnership with Westwood Golf Academy.
Badminton The first college pilot programme for Badminton is running well. Seven weeks of free ‘come to play sessions’ have already started but there is still plenty of room for others to attend. If you are interested in taking part in the lunchtime sessions, here are the details: Venue: Chichester College Sports Centre Session Details: 12:00-13:00 on Wednesdays Programme Dates: Until 27th March (excl. 20th March) And starting on 21st March, early morning sessions for staff and over 19’s will be provided. These will run from 07:30-08:30 Coach: Will Hilton-Jackson email@example.com
Boxercise Venue: Sports Centre Session Details: 18:05-18:50 on Mondays and 19:00-19:45 on Fridays
Keep an eye on the information board in the corridor next to Coasters as I regularly update what sports are available in the handy timetable (pictured above).
Find out more Are you on Twitter? You can follow Colin on Twitter @chisportsmaker to keep up to date with the latest news and developments in sport sessions run at the College. To get in touch with Colin regarding the current extra curricular sports provision at the College, his contact details are: colin.hunwick@ chichester.ac.uk or telephone him on ext 2207
We introduced our new slogan and campaign and reminded staff about the new and upcoming healthy sporting activities that they can get involved with.
You are encouraged to book up for the 6 week course at the Sports Centre reception or drop in to the sessions to have-a-go first.
Running & Badminton I look forward to meeting you all on Tuesday for the Running and Wednesday/Thursday for the Badminton if you can make it. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us but if not, wet weather provisions have been made in advance.
Boccia On Thursday the 27th of March, our students took part in the first competitive ‘Boccia’ tournament at Highbury College. We were unfortunately beaten on the day 25-60 but after only three training sessions the students did us proud. It was great to be involved and a mention needs to go to our HSLA Students for coaching the sessions which included: Katrina, Evan, Tom and Ben.
Pole Dancing Venue: Dance Studios Session Details: 17:15-18:00 on Fridays The thrilling, toning and all-round good fun fitness sessions are back by popular demand.
Coming soon American football
What is Boccia? For those who don’t know, Boccia is an Italian variety of lawn bowling played on a dirt court that is shorter and narrower than the rink of a bowling green. It’s a traditional, recreational sport, similar to bocce, for athletes who require a wheelchair because of physical disability.
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ILT eSafety Tip of the Week
ILT Tip of the Week
I attended the annual E-Safety conference recently and CEOP highlighted some interesting trends, including a growth of grooming that takes places solely online. This trend was coupled with a decline in grooming resulting in actual physical meetings between the perpetrator and the victim. Although this is good news, their research indicates that perpetrators are more cautious than ever and remain online because they feel safer. Many of the perpetrators are based outside the EU (and not subject to EU laws) and, cynically, use blackmail to force their victims to carry out acts in front of their web cams. As ever, if you become aware of a situation developing like this, never ignore it, always report it. Ceop also promoted their latest video, First to a Million. It is interactive and offers choices to the viewer. Just follow the link below or use the QR code: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqLFAYeYVbQ
The song “We didn’t own an iPad”, was published two weeks ago and with 1.6 million views, has truly gone ‘viral’. The QR code below will take you to it or you can paste the URL below into your web address bar http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=HeEWtNaW6KE Your QR Code questions answered: Q. How did you create the QR code below? A. I used http://www visualead.com/ Q. Does an image like this affect the QR code? A. 30% of a QR code can be removed and it will still work but images like this do make them less reliable so always test them first. Q. I don’t have a QR code reader, can you recommend one? A. We have found i-nigma to be one of the best and it is easily downloaded. Just follow this link: http://www.i-nigma.com/ i-nigmahp.html Keith Burnett – eSafety Officer
Keith Burnett – eSafety Officer
If you have ever wondered what we did before mobile devices, this song adapted from Billy Joel’s “We didn’t start the fire” should reassure you that there really was life before the iPad!
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Sports Results It has just been announced that the 12 week ‘Developing Digital Literacy’ course that Chichester College co-wrote and delivered with the University of Chichester, has just been announced as Runner Up in the regional 2013 Jisc Hi5 Awards. It was under the category of ‘Widening Participation (Advanced)’ so this is a great achievement; well done to all who were involved!
Men’s Football 20/3/13 – The David Daniel friendly men’s football match against Bexhill resulted in 2-2 draw. Also, the Darin Killpartrick Elite men’s football match against Farnborough achieved a glorious 5-1 win. Ladies’ Football Important game this week: Matt Wright’s Ladies Football team will play a BCS Plate Quarter Final game against Neath Port Talbot, Wales this week – full results in the next Chichester Matters!(23/1/13).
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Vacancies Lecturer in Chemistry This vacancies closes on 18/04/13 AssocIate Lecturer in Sociology (Bank) This vacancies closes on 18/04/13 For more information about vacancies at the College, please visit the staff intranet or the main College website.
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