There was a celebration last night at the Furzedown Project in Tooting to celebrate South Thames College being awarded the Green Gown Award.
Sadiq Khan MP presented Sue Rimmer OBE, Principal of South Thames College, with the prestigious Green Gown Award from the Environment Association of Universities and Colleges. The Green Gown Award was created in recognition of work that has been done with the Greener Jobs Alliance in setting up a low carbon zone in Furzedown, Tooting. South Thames College students have been working to find out about how local residents are responding to high energy bills by taking action on energy efficiency measures and renewable energy. The project received funding from Battersea and Wandsworth Trades Union Council, the Greener Jobs Alliance and the Learning Skills and Improvement Service.
A South Thames student received the 2012 Hairdressing Student of the Year Award from Softsheen Carson this week, after having been victorious in a national competition hosted by the Professional Hairstyling Company. The SofTY, as it is known in the industry, is an annual competition for hairdressing students all over the UK and a competition which the College has pedigree in, having won the competition in 2010.
Six learners competed for South Thames College in various World Skills UK skill competitions at the Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The event had thousands of visitors over the three days with over 500 competitors in 61 competitions. Four of the six South Thames students that competed won medals.