A football academy student from South Thames College has made his league debut for AFC Wimbledon. 17-year-old Ben Harrison from Kingston has risen up the ranks to be selected for the first-team, recently making his first full start against Accrington Stanley.
The defender is part of the AFC Wimbledon Football Academy, a full-time sports and education programme run in partnership between the college and the football club. Academy scholars usually train with the under-18s team but Ben impressed staff at the league two club so much he was elevated to the first-team. His performance against Accrington Stanley led to him being selected for AFC Wimbledon’s home game against top of the league Burton Albion, who they beat 3-0.
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Hairdressing student, Jyi Kim, has beat out competition from students across the country to secure her place as a finalist in the UK’s largest skills competition.
Held at the Skills Show in NEC Birmingham from 13 - 15 November, the WorldSkills UK competition will see over 500 students competing for medals in over 60 competitions including electrical installation, hairdressing, welding, web design and cooking.
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New and returning music technology students from the Wandsworth Campus were tasked with collaborating to produce a mini-album using only the human body and their production skills.
To create the sounds they were not allowed to use any conventional instruments or synths – just one microphone, their voices, bodies and production techniques. The lack of instruments didn’t get in the way of them making music, instead students got creative by humming and making beatbox style noises, as well as using body percussion techniques such as clapping.
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