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Festival Praise For Derby College Students

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 Visits Golf Academy

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.

 

Broomfield Hall Plant Fest

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.

Derby College is opening its doors to the public for an information morning on Saturday April 23 between 10am and 12 noon.

A wide range students at Derby College will be introduced to the far-reaching career opportunities available in the growing renewable energies industry thanks to an innovative partnership with two local businesses.
SASIE Ltd in Nottingham specialises in the development, installation and training within renewable energies and Lindhurst Engineering in Sutton in Ashfield has diversified from its success in fabrication and is now breaking new ground in Anaerobic Digestion systems.

Agricultural Insight for Derby College Students

Agriculture students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus have spent three days in the Czech Republic where they gained an insight into the development of farm machinery.

Hundreds of pounds raised by learners at Derby College in Ilkeston will help provide end of life care for the terminally ill. The pre-access learners held two charity events to raise funds for Treetops Hospice in Risley, which provides care for people who are terminally ill.

A Derby College Construction Apprentice is laying the foundations for a successful career in the building industry.

Jordan Richards from Ilkeston, works at Derby-based firm G F Tomlinson and is celebrating after scooping a prestigious industry award. He was awarded a regional Guild of Bricklayers award.

Derby College Praised By Ofsted Inspectors

Derby College has been praised by Ofsted as 'a valued resource for the city of Derby and the county of Derbyshire' following a recent inspection.

The Ofsted inspection report has graded Derby College as 'Good' overall. Two key areas were also judged as 'Outstanding'.

A group of 24 Derby College Engineering learners have just returned from a two-week trip to Derby's twin town of Osnabrück where they gain specialist training in robotics at a local company.

Skills On Show at Derby College Open Day

Derby College will be showcasing a wide range of skills and career opportunities at the annual Roundhouse Open Day on Saturday April 16.

The event between 10 am and 12 noon is free to attend and will include a wide range of taster sessions to give young people, and adults, alike the chance to try their hand at a number of skills activities.

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