News | 28.Mar.2024

Students take part in creative skills challenge

Students from across the South Yorkshire Colleges Partnership have taken part in a creative skills challenge this month.

The theme focussed on how education providers are helping students to realise the change they want to see in their town or city, and what their college is doing to transform lives.

Four organisations rose to the skills challenge, which was organised as a follow up activity to Colleges Week 2024. The competition was hosted at The Sheffield College on 8th March.

Each college group that took part could enter a team of five participants. The competition brief encouraged them to respond to the theme in a variety of ways.

This could include, for example, showcasing audio visual content or a three dimensional structure or delivering a performance.

Communication Specialist College Doncaster students, who won the competition, gave a presentation about their institution and performed a live signed song. The group included deaf and hearing students.

Barnsley College students created a video and model of a hospital whilst students from the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre gave a video presentation and display.

Business students at The Sheffield College presented a collage covering themes such as mental health, LGBTQ+, sustainability and how business helps the city and future careers.

Angela Foulkes CBE, Chief Executive and Principal of The Sheffield College, said: “Colleges are at the heart of their communities, transforming lives through learning.

“This event provided students with the opportunity to voice their experiences in a creative and inspirational way.

“Congratulations to the competition winners Communication Specialist College Doncaster whose students gave an excellent performance!”

The competition judges were Councillor Tom Hunt, Leader of Sheffield City Council, and Steve Spence, Assistant Principal for Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Innovation, The Sheffield College.