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Professional cookery students and staff impress at world’s greatest culinary competition

Five professional cookery students and three chef lecturers from City College Norwich have won a bronze medal in the prestigious Junior Parade des Chefs competition at the British Open Cookery Championships. The event, which has been described as the world’s greatest culinary competition, took place at the Birmingham NEC arena.

Former world sailing champion to mentor Sixth Form Centre students

Two A Level students from City College Norwich’s Sixth Form Centre will receive guidance and support from former World and European Sailing Champion, Sam Brearey, after being selected for a life-changing mentoring scheme run by AQA and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

Ellie Chettleburgh and George Watson were selected out of over 100 applicants for the AQA Unlocking Potential programme. The students were nominated by their tutor, Charlotte Andrews, who saw their outstanding potential and passion to succeed.

Apprentice Chef's debut leaves customers desperate for more!

Daniel Alden has been working at the White Horse in Chedgrave since June 2014. After having been encouraged to join in with cooking from an early age, Daniel’s passion for all things food has done nothing but grow since starting his apprenticeship.

Since the beginning of his apprenticeship in 2014, Daniel has progressed in leaps and bounds, citing his best achievement as having organised a ‘Desperate Dan’s’ fine dining evening. For this, he created the menu himself and organised the kitchen and chefs.

Musical theatre students receive unique performance lesson from local west end star

Over 30 musical theatre students from City College Norwich took part in a Les Misérables themed theatrical workshop led by local west end star, Rob Houchen. The one-day workshop, which took place on Friday 13th January, formed part of the rehearsals for the students’ special guest appearance in his upcoming show Home & Unplugged at The Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft on Sunday 22nd January.

Students take part in national Takeover Challenge

Over 80 A Level, Health Studies, Public Services and Vehicle Maintenance students from City College Norwich stepped into a range of job roles on Friday 18th November as part of the national Takeover Challenge.

Several different groups of students came together to take part in a takeover at Norfolk County Council where students got to see the inner workings of the organisation and debate issues relating to their courses in the council chambers.

Santa’s sleigh comes to college nursery thanks to carpentry students

Carpentry students and staff from City College Norwich bought added festive cheer to the college nursery by using their skills to make a Santa’s sleigh for the children to play in, complete with two reindeer.

The sleigh, located in the reception area of the nursery, was made by first year Carpentry and Joinery students for the enjoyment of the children in the run-up to Christmas.

Students Devan Cullum, Nathan Bihogo, Sam Penny and Adam Pitchers created the reindeer and sleigh with help from their lecturers Trevor Radley and Sam Wigger.

Students get young people talking about mental health

A week of activities to raise awareness of mental health, organised entirely by students, saw over 200 City College Norwich students make mental health pledges and got many more talking about the issue.

The series of events, held in the StartUp Lounge at the college last week, was organised by four groups of Health & Social Care and Health Studies students.

Exhibition shares students’ learning about First World War

An exhibition called ‘Finding the Fallen: The Battle of the Somme’ is on display in the StartUp Lounge at City College Norwich until 16 December.

The display features research and photographs by Supported Learning students from City College Norwich and Year 2 students from Norwich High School for Girls.

The work forms part of The Forum’s 3- year ‘Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice’ project honouring Norfolk’s First World War heroes, which has been supported by £90,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Howzat! Table Cricket is a big hit with college students!

Supported Learning students from City College Norwich had their first experience of a Table Cricket tournament this week, giving a big thumbs up to this inclusive format of the game which can be played by people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.

A mixed group of more than 30 Supported Learning students were involved in the tournament in the college’s sports hall, which was organised in conjunction with Norfolk Cricket Board, Lord’s Taverners and CCN Active (which promotes sporting activity for all students at the college).

Students from Wayland Junior Academy Watton take over City College Norwich as part of Takeover Challenge

Over 50 year 6 pupils from Wayland Junior Academy Watton showed that running a college is child’s play when they took over roles from City College Norwich staff at all levels up to and including the Principal.

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