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S U P M A C W E N S BOURNVILLE’ ER 2011... FOR SEPTEMB mpus in Longbridge...

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e lately, d the area of Longbridg If you have been aroun on to notice the constructi you couldn’t have failed ing ge’s new build firmly tak work on Bournville Colle for dy rea be llion campus will shape. The new £66 mi ing ist 2011, replacing the ex students in September three campuses.

s, spanning ressed by the new facilitie You are going to be imp ll pitches). es of land (i.e. two footba six storeys over 4.2 acr l offer fantastic wil nt of-the-art environme The purpose-built, stateg, sport and erin cat y, aut be , hairdressing, facilities for construction new courses in dition, we will be offering many other areas. In ad ce and electronics. motor vehicle maintenan , the new Bournville l in the summer of 2011 If you’re leaving schoo choice. College is the obvious en Days (see the along to one of our Op To find out more, come back page) or visit ww

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rs recent Guild of Bricklaye students took part in a tion ruc nst Co ng dyi stu is Two Bournville brickwork o Kings Heath wh m fro ) (18 ws dre the An of tt el competition. Ma ered into the junior lev ations Level 2 was ent Judges Diploma - Trowel Occup build a pier and a wall. to it lim en a 5 hour time giv s wa He . ion etit mp ce. co 3rd pla effort and awarded him were impressed with his is studying the same from Kings Norton who ) (19 rne n rbo Ha n tha Similarly, Na at the senior level. Natha to the competition but d ere es. ent iqu s hn wa tt tec Ma ork as course vanced brickw monstrate a range of ad ce is was given 6 hours to de his respectable 4th pla and up gro el lev ior sen the in est ng He was the you ne both! well deserved. Well do ics or ng & decorating, electr dying brickwork, painti stu t ou Days. ab en g Op kin r ou thin of ’re e If you e during on the Construction Centr out more. find to k c.u e.a vill plumbing, you can visit or email info@bourn 11 11 3 48 21 01 l cal , Alternatively

College from September 2011 Motor Vehicle Maintenance Courses at Bournville • Learn practical skills and theory behind motor vehicle maintenance in the • Gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety garage a in workplace and other skills associated with working • Train in brand new facilities which reflect a real work environment

INTERESTED IN MEDIA? film or journalism? media, communications, Do you want to work in get there. ville College can help you A media course at Bourn rses. cou dia a good range of me Bournville College offers e rtiv po ndly and sup You will be taught by frie r skills through you p elo dev will staff who hops, role rks a variety of lectures, wo ns. ctio du pro plays, tutorials and dia students Throughout the year, me s and visits. get involved in various trip a study on In June, students went ited the vis y the ere trip to Berlin wh sion evi Tel m, seu Mu Film National and te Tower, Brandenburg Ga many more.

If you’re thinking about going to a university after college, Bournville College is the place to choose. We have excellent progression rates to universities - last year over 260 students went to a university to further their study.

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If you’re looking for a course with a good chance of a university place, you may want to choose one which has a progression agreement with a university. With progression agreements, a partnership university specifies exactly what you need to do to get onto one of their courses. We have progression agreements with local universities on many of our courses, including Aston University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Newman University College and Wolverhampton University. To find a list of courses at Bournville College which have a progression agreement, visit



ular part of Trips and visits are a reg ville College. every course at Bourn vide pro They are designed to ject sub of nty ple students with rich their en d an s ce en eri exp relevant way. ble cia learning in a fun and so year included: Some of the trips this dents • Prague - childcare stu nage) ha (nursery and an orp

National Bournville students on BTEC First fundraising a in part took re dca Diploma in Chil a. wan project to support children in Bots ey Gaff Sue by The project was initiated dy Wen and s) Year ly (Ear er Curriculum Lead ies. Stud al ation Voc Prein urer Lect Church lved in Wendy is passionate and very invo ren child ans, orph supporting Botswana’s with ring suffe e thos and with disabilities is one of AIDS and HIV. She said: ‘Botswana ically, polit s ntrie the most stable African cou est high nd seco ld’s wor however, has the or HIV. number of people suffering with AIDS ans orph ,000 It is predicted that around 200 high of lt resu a as a will be left in Botswan mortality rate connected to AIDS.

• Madrid - art students ture) (galleries and architec nts • Berlin - media stude m seu Mu (National Film er) Tow n sio evi and Tel rism • Cyprus - travel & tou dents stu es vic ser blic pu d an ach) be e’s dit (Paphos, Aphro

children in botswana playing games made by bournville students

Elizabeth Gillett a where she and her best friend Dr Wendy still regularly visits Botswan encouraged ion pass Her re. a counselling cent help to run two day care centres and these children. ing help ards tow tion tribu e their con Bournville childcare students to mak other presents thinking of a range of games and The students had a tough job to do, : ‘There are said ent, Kate Hibbert, a childcare stud they could prepare for the children. think hard to had we so and UK Botswana and the huge cultural differences between s like or why look dog a t wha w kno not ld ple, they wou about relevant presents. For exam elephant an of re pictu . However, if you show them a people would have animals as pets they instantly know what it is.’ for the children e of games and interactive activities Students chose to prepare a rang co-ordination. y and literacy, as well as hand-eye which involved use of basic numerac 3D shapes, and 2D g and threading, matching of Some of the games included lacin e of the project stag next The ns. with a set of instructio hopscotch and a parachute game ng activities. will involve students doing fundraisi

dents • Dublin - business stu seum) Mu s ck (Collins Barra sing • Blackpool - hairdres hair show) l oo kp ac (Bl students • Cornwall sport students (surfing, rock climbing mountain biking)

childcare? d in studyincougrses Are you intereste offered to discover a range of childcare Visit www.bournville.a at Bournville College.

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