Summer Fete Round Up!

What a lovely day we had here at Northleigh at our annual Summer Fete / Photography Exhibition!

Our very own students, George and Jordy did a FANTASTIC job at organising and hosting the whole event which included an array of fabulous stalls such as; Starbucks, Warwick WI, Northleigh Handmade Crafts, Tombola, Raffle and yummy food and ice cream!

Huge thank you to all of those who attended and supported us on the day. Some of our staff and students were also helping out on various stalls and were a big help with the preparation and lead up to the big day. The whole community came together including friends and family of Northleigh to create a wonderful energy celebrating our students incredible achievements in photography this year.

Tesco Work Experience Presentation at Northleigh

Today, Jaspreet and Will from Tesco Warwick came in to Northleigh to present our work experience participants with their certificates and gifts! It was so great to hear about everything they have been up to during their work experience placements, from mock interviews to organising dot com deliveries for Tesco customers and working on the shop floor dealing with the public. We are so proud of our students for taking part in this programme and we hope that they have gained invaluable new skills and we cannot thank Jaspreet enough for her commitment to this project.

Lewis Byng's Self Portrait Exhibited in London Art Gallery!

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ESRC challenged young people to take a photograph that demonstrates what better lives means to them. 

The photographic competition ‘Better Lives’, asked 14 to 18-year-olds to explore creatively the relevance of studying many different aspects of society to improving lives.  At work, in school or college, at home and within our communities, social science affects us all every day.

Lewis was commended for his self portrait, ‘From Tourettes to Triumph’ and exhibited in the Espacio Gallery, London along with the competition winners.

Here is his supporting statement of entry for his image:

‘I am the UK u20 champion at Shot Put! I was only 16 years old this day made me so happy to compete against older people and still come out on top! I was out of school for 2 years due to being bullied about my Tourettes. When I was standing there at the European Championships in Hungary I realised how much I had overcome to get to that moment and this made me very proud because I proved that anything is possible and how even if people knock you down you can rise up and achieve your goals.’

See more images from the exhibition here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/esrcphotos/with/32537169357/