Two East Durham College students are preparing to work on stage alongside industry professionals to promote barbering education at a national conference. Lewis Coils, 20, from Wingate, and Alexandra Smith, 21, from Hartlepool, with college hairdressing staff travelled to the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales to take part in the 2016 Barber Connect conference. The two-day event will see barbering professionals from across the UK attend to take part in numerous seminars. And for the first time, students will be taking part in the stage work demonstrations this year, with Lewis and Alexandra being the only two to be given the honour. They will be working on stage showing attendees the skills they learnt at college and talking about the importance their time in education at East Durham College has had.
Blood donor sessions will be held in Peterlee Methodist Church hall on Tuesday, July 19, from 2.05pm to 4pm and 4.50 to 7.05pm. There are limited walk in slots and appointments can be made.
Cotsford Junior School pupils with Miss Jones and 30 pupils from Year 4 and 5 enjoyed a sightseeing tour of London last month. The first day covered two museums and an evening at the theatre to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. On day two there was a walking tour of Warner Studios, where the Harry Potter films were made. Pupils could step into some of the films’ most memorable and most recognisable sets – the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, the Gryffindor common room and Hagrid’s hut.
Big Brass Bash is at Seascape Primary School, Peterlee tomorrow from 6pm to 9pm with Oompah Brass, Always Drinking Marching Band, Funky Style Brass and Xaral’s Dixie.
Castle Dene Shopping Centre thanks everyone who contributed and took part in its ‘Sovereign Selfies’ competition on Facebook. The winning picture with a staggering 1,017 likes was Lauren.
Peterlee Walking Club organises graded walks each month for all abilities and transport is usually arranged by the club, leaving from Peterlee Lodge car park on Sunday at 8.30am. The next walk be this Sunday to Middleton in Teesdale. For information, ring 0191 586 3009.
Cotsford Junior School pupils took part in a sponsored speed cage with the coach from the Foundation of Light As part of Sports Week. All participants will receive a certificate with the speed of their fastest shot. Pupils may also be in line for other rewards, based on their level of sponsorship.
Talented college students from across the region gathered together today to celebrate their winning efforts in the 2015/16 North East inter-college skills competitions. The end-of-year celebration event took place at East Durham College’s and saw student winners from East Durham College, Gateshead College, Hartlepool FE College, Middlesbrough College, New College Durham and Tynemet College all recognised for their fantastic achievements in winning their respective competition categories. Students from over 15 colleges around the north east competed throughout the academic year in the 15 competition categories, including Computer Aided Design, Health & Social Care, Uniformed Public Services and Welding.
The Shop Girls Exhibition will be held in Castle Dene Shopping Centre until July 30, from Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm in the Tourist Information Building. ShopGirlss art collective has invited six artists to take over an empty shop in Peterlee. The artists will work in the space to create a new interactive art piece. Visitors will be encouraged to engage with the final result, which will include sculpture, installation, ceramics and stained glass art. This project was part of Let’s Create funding programme in partnership with East Durham Trust.