Fashion students weave their magic

Brilliant Creative Arts students teamed up with undergraduates from the Winchester School of Art to compete against other colleges to design and produce fashion garments recently. One team finished in second place and designer and panel judge Reem Alasadi likened their work to Comme de Garcons and said she would buy the garments herself!

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Fashion students across all levels of courses on offer at Alton College (A level, BTEC and Foundation degree) attended the event at Winchester School of Art at which they were in competition with students from a number of local colleges. The students worked in two teams, one of which finished second overall in the competition, to design and produce a range of fashion items.

Scholarship Ceremony

The Alton College Foundation Scholarships for Excellence ceremony took place this week in the Wessex Arts Centre with students, parents, sponsors, governors, teaching staff, and foundation directors coming together to celebrate and congratulate the students on receiving a scholarship over a wide range of subjects.

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The 14th Scholarships for Excellence Awards took place in the Wessex Arts Centre at Alton College on 11th February.

Trevor Heley, Managing Director of the Foundation, opened the Ceremony by welcoming students, parents, sponsors, College staff, Governors and the Foundation Directors who were in the audience to celebrate the achievement of the successful scholars.

Joel hits the right note

Joel Knee, previously at The Petersfield School, recently won the prestigious Michael Hurd Young Composers Award. The competition is part of the Petersfield Music Festival and was established following the local composer's death in 2006 with the aim of giving local young composers a platform to showcase their music.

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Joel Knee, previously at The Petersfield School, recently won the prestigious Michael Hurd Young Composers Award. The competition is part of the Petersfield Music Festival and was established following the local composer's death in 2006 with the aim of giving local young composers a platform to showcase their music, and to support them in their development as a musician.

Army Engineers

Engineering students learnt Army standard Bicycle Maintenance when Staff Sergeant Paul Birkbeck and Lance Corporal Alex Moorcroft from Abingdon Race Team visited The Sonardyne Centre last week.

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Following the introduction of the Bicycle Maintenance module to the BTEC Level 2 Engineering course last year, Staff Sergeant Paul Birkbeck and Lance Corporal Alex Moorcroft from the Abingdon Regimental Army Bicycle Race Team (Oxfordshire) visited College once again to help students with their bike maintenance checks.

Alumna is Rising Artist

Talented artist and alumna Tessa Lyons, previously at Eggar’s school, studied BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design at College before achieving a degree in illustration at the University of Brighton. Currently combining her love of landscapes, climbing and art, she lives and is exhibiting in the Lake District. 

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Talented artist and alumna Tessa Lyons, previously at Eggar’s school, studied BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design at College before achieving a degree in illustration at the University of Brighton. Currently combining her love of landscapes, climbing and art, she lives and is exhibiting in the Lake District. 

Challenging Maths Success

The Senior Maths Team finished an exceptional 13th out of 86 teams in the National Finals of the UK Senior Team Maths Challenge in London recently. The team (pictured with Dave Lynch, Curriculum Manager for Maths) comprising of Chris Hughes, Ali Bayliss, Paul Cumner and Will Young competed in several challenges including a shuttle round in which they achieved 100%. 

 

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The Senior Maths Team finished an exceptional 13th out of 86 teams in the National Finals of the UK Senior Team Maths Challenge in London recently.

Musical futures secured and famous jazz teacher's return!

Alton College’s music department are celebrating a symphony of good news this month with six students being offered places to study at the UK’s top Conservatoires (the musical equivalent of university) while world class jazz trumpeter and alumna Laura Jurd, previously at Amery Hill, returns to campus to teach the Specialist Music Performance (Jazz) course.

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Following a rigorous auditioning process, six students were offered places to study at the country's best music conservatoires.

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Stories Without Words the Performing Arts students' end of term Variety Show was a magical mix of audience participation and dance. Student Magazine ‘The Alternative’ Editor, Tom Brailey, formerly at The Petersfield School reviewed the show which ran over three nights. 

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Stories Without Words, the Performing Arts students' end of term Variety Show was a magical mix of audience participation and dance. Student Magazine ‘The Alternative’ Editor, Tom Brailey, formerly at The Petersfield School reviewed the show which ran over three nights. 

Legacy gift to benefit students

The College will receive £30,000 from the Alton College Foundation thanks to the benevolence of the Grace Atkinson Will Trust, a local charity dedicated to helping other charities and organisations locally and nationally. The money will go towards a new minibus to enable students to attend trips and sporting fixtures.

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The College will receive £30,000 from the Alton College Foundation thanks to the benevolence of the Grace Atkinson Will Trust, a local charity dedicated to helping other charities and organisations locally and nationally. The money will go towards a new minibus to enable students to attend trips and sporting fixtures.

 

 

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