It is never too late to learn something new (from beauty therapy to stand-up comedy)!

It is never too late to learn something new (from beauty therapy to stand-up comedy)!

For all our good intentions, the majority of us will not keep our New Year resolutions. So instead of making the same old resolutions this year, why not try learning a new skill, improving your prospects, changing careers or taking up a hobby in 2018. Whether you want to study part-time or full-time, there’s plenty of new courses on offer to suit your needs and you don’t have to wait until September to start. From stand-up comedy to interior design and Italian to hairdressing, there are a variety of courses starting in early 2018 at Langley College, Windsor College and Strode’s College in Egham. “It’s never too late to learn something new,” says Juliet Holloway, Assistant Principal for Marketing and Business Development at Windsor Forest Colleges Group. “We have students aged from 15 to 87 years old. With our part-time courses, people can learn at a pace that suits their lifestyle or... Read more

Windsor College panto tour is a winner with schools (oh yes it is!)

Windsor College panto tour is a winner with schools (oh yes it is!)

Pupils at local primary schools were last week treated to two action-packed stage adventures thanks to talented performing arts students from Windsor College, part of the Windsor Forest Colleges Group. Putting their own twist on the classic pantos, Pinocchio and The Wizard of Oz, the students delighted the young audiences with professional shows full of colourful characters and comic capers. Now in its 14th year, the festive panto tour saw the College students deliver a series of 45 minute pantomimes to groups of between 40 and 300 children at various primary schools, including Marish Primary School, Ryvers Primary School and Eton Wick First School. Both productions had all the elements you would expect from a classic panto, such as adventure, music, dancing, colourful costumes and plenty of audience participation. The tour was created as part of a module of the College’s Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Diploma course and students have spent... Read more

Windsor College student triumphs at WorldSkills contest

Windsor College student triumphs at WorldSkills contest

A talented Windsor College student has been crowned one of the world’s top young visual merchandisers. Catherine Abbott, who recently completed a retail and merchandising display course at Windsor College and now works for Topshop, won the silver medal for visual merchandising at WorldSkills 2017 – the world’s largest international skills competition for young people. Catherine (aged 21, from Reading) showcased her skills by designing, planning and creating a stunning window display as part of the four-day competition in Abu Dhabi. Beating contenders from across the globe, Catherine was presented with her medal at a prestigious Olympics-style closing ceremony on 19th October. Catherine said: “I was in absolute shock when they called my name. This means so much within my industry, I’m sure this will lead to a bright future for me. Big sacrifices were made to get to this point, but it’s been worth all the hard work and effort.” Catherine took... Read more

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