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Horticulture students at Derby College have won a top award at their third appearance at the prestigious BBC Gardeners World Live show at the NEC.

Having won gold and silver merit medals in the past two shows – the team won the coveted platinum award as well as the prize for the best interpretation of the theme in the 23-strong garden borders category.

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Derby College Celebrates Peak Performers

More than 200 people gathered for the annual Derby College Peak Awards at the historic Roundhouse to celebrate the achievements of students across the organisation.

Awards were presented by representatives of local businesses who had sponsored individual awards. Two special prizes were awarded on the night – Student of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.

A group of 35 volunteers who help to restore and maintain the historic gardens at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus have won a Silver medal for their exhibit at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

The volunteers have been working alongside Broomfield Hall's Head Gardener Samantha Harvey and entered the long border competition at the show with their exhibit, entitled 'Rhythm of Colour' - inspired by the long border at Broomfield Hall Gardens.

Sum Secured For JWC Rag Week

Students and staff at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre have raised just over £1,000 for three charities at their annual RAG week.

A wide range of competitions and activities were organised throughout the week and the money raised has been split between local charities Children First Derby, The Breakfast Club initiative in the city which is the College's designated charity this year and to Cancer Research UK.

Open House At Broomfield Hall

Derby College's Broomfield Hall will hold its annual open day on Sunday June 17 between 10am and 4pm with a wide range of family-friendly activities and demonstrations by students.

There will be a number of have a go activities - including tree climbing, sports and feeding some of the animals.

Key Appointment Marks Dog Grooming Expansion

A championship breeder has been appointed to manage Derby College's dog grooming salon at Broomfield Hall and is planning to expand the range of professional courses available to people looking to hone their skills in the growing industry.

Sophie Farnworth, a qualified veterinary physiotherapist and accomplished dog groomer, has won medals at various shows, including Crufts, for her Chinese Crested and Pug dogs.

Treat Yourselves At Roundhouse Street Feast

Derby College's Roundhouse Events team will host their first street food festival on Saturday August 4 – bringing a tasty mix of food, themed bars, live music and much more to the iconic Roundhouse in Pride Park.

The Roundhouse Street Feast will open at 11am and continue until 9pm.

Art & Design students at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre have created a colourful mural in the garden of a Derby nursing home for the residents and visiting families to enjoy.

Staff at Amber Lodge in Osmaston Road visited the College to see some of the students' work and chose a design depicting a sunny countryside scene.

Derby College Recognised As Autism Friendly

Derby College has become the first further education college in the East Midlands to be officially recognised by Autism East Midlands for its work to support students with Autism.

The College has developed a wide range of measures to support prospective and current students and to raise awareness of autism in the local community.

Staff and students at Derby College have helped restore the memorial garden at The 3aaa County Ground, dedicated to loyal supporters of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

They have revitalised the picturesque garden located on the boundary edge as part of the Employer Academy partnership between Derby College and Cricket Derbyshire, which provides work experience opportunities for Construction and Hospitality students and coaching for Sport students.

More than 100 pupils from schools across Derby and Derbyshire have graduated from vocational study programmes at Derby College.

Pupils were joined by more than 100 guests, including their families, teachers and head teachers from the schools for the Pre-16 graduation ceremony at Derby College's the Roundhouse campus in Pride Park to celebrate their success.

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