A former Derby College student has started his own company to bridge the gap in services provided for young people which have been in danger of being hit by local authority funding cuts, East Midlands Youth Service provides sub-contracted youth service provision as well as training and mentoring for professionals working with young people.
Derby College's Broomfield Hall has secured a £4,000 grant to further improve the campus grounds and boost its appeal as a visitor attraction.
Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have teamed up with The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Branch to create a unique plant border that will be exhibited and judged at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2016 at Birmingham's NEC this June.
Animal Care learners at Derby College's Broomfield Hall have successfully released two hedgehogs back into the wild having spent the winter looking after them.
More than 60 jobs and apprenticeships will be on offer at an information day on Wednesday May 11 at Derby College's Ilkeston campus in Pimlico between 12 noon and 4pm.
Engineering learners at Derby College have spent a week gaining an insight into the advanced composites manufacturing business at epm:technology's £6 million manufacturing, research and development facility in Derby.
Animal Care learners at Derby College's Broomfield Hall are preparing to release three hedgehogs back into the wild (Thursday May 5) having spent the winter looking after them.
Students from Derby College have been applauded for their volunteer work to support the first 2Q Festival in Derby. 2Q Festival was a one day, live music festival featuring more than 50 bands across six venues in the city centre.
Derbyshire artist Victoria Brown is working with pre-school children at Derby College's Little Explorers Nursery at Broomfield Hall in Morley on an arts project which will culminate in an exhibition of work at RHS Tatton Park in July.
The Bean Project is part of the United Nations 2016 Year of the Pulse and involves Victoria and the children planting a bean crop at Broomfield Hall and two local primary schools – Dale Primary School and Weston-on-Trent Primary School.
England National Coach Graham Walker will be making a return visit to the Performance Golf Academy Derby education and player training programme in April.
Graham, the England Golf National Coach has been acknowledged as being a driving force in the development of US MASTERS champion Danny Willett, in particular his short game.
Graham will follow up the visit he made in February, where he focused on and around the green, to work with the students on the wedge play and pitching in the morning sessions. The afternoon session will revisit short game and focus heavily on scoring skills.
Graham has a unique ability to connect with and inspire every level of golfer, which has brought him to the highest level of his Profession. In 2015 Graham was named England Golf Coach of the Year.
His ability to demonstrate what he teaches is unique, and even those who go on with their careers at the highest level never forget their time spent developing their talent with Graham.
Graham started his professional career in Derbyshire back in 1975 when he became Assistant Professional to Douglas Poole at The Chesterfield Golf Club. Since then he has worked at Lees Hall Golf, Hillsborough Golf Club and now runs the successful Walker's Golf Academy at The Oaks Golf Club outside York. Graham and his many pupils have enjoyed huge success at The Oaks and in some ways he has come full circle, helping members to enjoy their golf at a better level but still doing what he enjoys the most, developing Players of the Future.
Graham is a renowned putting, short game and wedge play specialist who makes developing the golf swing 'Feel-Real'.
Graham commented: "I am looking forward to revisiting and working with the students on the Performance Golf Academy at Derby and helping them to develop their talent and skills. I will be putting the students through their paces during my visits and pushing them to look at different approaches and methods to help them progress. It will be a tough and challenging day for the students but I am sure they will all enjoy it and take a lot from our sessions"
Performance Golf Academy Derby programme director Nigel Furniss commented; "We are most grateful to Graham for finding time to spend with us. Sharing his knowledge and experiences will be valuable for the students and will help them with their skill development moving forwards. We are all really excited to have Graham visit the Academy, both students and coaches alike."
For more details on the Performance Golf Academy go to our Sport Curriculum page.
Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley will be open to the public on Sunday April 24 where Horticulture students and lecturers will share their knowledge of how to grow a wide range of plants.