Our staff and students were delighted to meet with the Prime Minister; Theresa May on her visit to the College last Friday.
Mrs. May was met by a cohort of excited students from a number of curriculum areas on her arrival, taking the time to greet them all individually and gratefully receiving a beautiful bouquet created by the College’s Floristry team.
The Prime Minister was then escorted to Hall Place Mansion where she met with Chloe Wheeler, Finance Officer and Mental Health Champion at the College to discuss all aspects of tackling Mental Health issues within the workplace.
Chloe had written to the Prime Minister following her announcement of the importance of addressing mental health with a focus on young people earlier this month. Chloe, 22, explains “Tackling stigmas around mental health issues is something I feel very passionately about. When I heard the Prime Minister’s announcement that this was at the forefront of her agenda, I just had to write to her. I couldn’t believe it when I heard she was coming in to work to meet me to discuss the issue further. We talked about the need for more funding, how we can help to raise awareness and the importance of the individual voice – and she really listened. It was a great experience.”
This week our Public Services students welcomed the The Coldstream Guards. During their visit, the guards presented the career opportunities available and also had a selection of stands where the students were able to find out more about the communications and reconnaissance aspect of the job. At the end of their visit, the guards judged the students annual drill competition with the Level 31As taking the lead.
Exciting times for our BCA Wildcats football team yesterday afternoon when Reading FC first team captain, Paul McShane arrived onsite for a Q&A session after a friendly kick-about.
The BCA Wildcats are an enthusiastic team of our Foundation Studies learners. As well as finding out more about life as a professional footballer, all students received signed photographs. What a great Wednesday!
As part of their Events Management module our fantastic Level 3 Year 2 Equine students organised an unaffiliated showjumping event which took place on Saturday in aid of the Willberry Wonder Pony charity. After months of organising, the event was a huge success and in total the students raised an amazing £500.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered the competition as well as iHasco, Vulgari Limited, Palmers Stud & Livery,Total Print and Display and Verity Clinton Consulting LTD for sponsoring the classes.
Find out more about the work of the Willberry Wonder Pony charity, here: http://bit.ly/2aMRiUS
On Monday staff and students across the college participated in a one mile Santa Fun Run organised by the Level 3 Public Service students in aid of the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service. In total the college raised an amazing £355 which will be presented to the charity in the New Year.
For further information and to view the photographs from the event please click here: http://bit.ly/2gOPj3b
We are delighted to be hosting a Heritage Day on campus in May 2017 in partnership with the Henley Chelsea Fringe. Throughout the day visitors will be able to explore our listed buildings and gardens, tour our stunning public footpaths and have access to our Floristry exhibition.
To find out more about the day, please visit: http://bit.ly/2g9zPTu