Number 23, South Thames College's student band, sang to a one thousand strong audience at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall last night. Songs included Mystery, one written, arranged and directed by the students themselves.
Vocalist and student Ella Howell said "The performance was an amazing experience. I've never played at such a large venue. It has encouraged me to pursue my career in music. We were really nervous before the performance, but once we completed our set, we wanted to get back on the stage again."
The music department at the College is successful and names Miss Dynamite as a past pupil. Students from the music department compete in national competitions and in recent years won the World Skills UK competition in 2010 and were runners up in 2011.
Children from Morden Primary School Year Four today took part in Pancake Day fun and learning with chef lecturers from South Thames College's new Hospitality and Catering Academy.
The event promotes basic food skills and healthy eating – learning to cook can be fun.
The highlight of the day was making and flipping pancakes with the College's chef lecturers. Pupils also took part in a pancake race and pancake tossing.
Judging the races, Andrew Pronger, Acting Head of Morden Primary, said: "This has been a great day with South Thames College. The chefs demonstrated how easy it was to create delicious food that doesn't have to be unhealthy. I hope that days like this will keep our pupils interested in cooking – as a life skill and maybe as something to study further."
Congratulations to students Mahalia Wallace and Sofia Silvekle for winning a prize in designing a poster for the Stop Smoking Service.
Councillor Jim Maddan presented the certificates and congratulated them on their hard work on this important topic. Level 3 Art & Design student Mahalia said “I’m really pleased with the work we did and hope it makes an impact to encourage people to stop smoking”.
The Wandsworth Stop Smoking Campaign developed by Wandsworth Council has a good success in helping people stop for good. The Stop Smoking Service have supported the college for the past four years.