A-LEVEL student Ashleigh was diagnosed with a Ganglioneuroblastoma tumour when she was seven years old but after fighting back hard from the disease she was able to celebrate by joining record-breaking round-the-world sailor Ellen MacArthur for the race’s 76th running on Saturday 1 June 2013.
A number of prizes were awarded to students including players’ player, player of the year and sportsperson. The Outstanding Sporting Success award went to Lucy Dudley for her superb contribution to college sports. Ritchie Naylor, organiser of the event and teacher at Palmer’s College said: “The event was a great success; it is so rewarding to see so much sporting talent at the College being recognised. I would like to thank all the students for their commitment and sporting achievements this year, their efforts and behaviour have been commendable to themselves and the College.”
ACTOR, comedian and successful graphic designer David Brown returned to his former College recently to inspire the next generation of creative professionals. Over 200 Media and Creative Arts students from the Southend Campus of South Essex College were treated to a talk by The Mighty Boosh actor and director of London-based creative studio, APE.
First year student Dannie Slade, 17 successfully gained a place onto the Sutton Trust US Programme after impressing the judges with a strong application and performance during a 3-day residential in London. Palmer’s College recommended the programme to Dannie who aspires to be Hydrologist and has always dreamt of studying Geography at a top US university.
HUNDREDS of first and second year students got a fantastic opportunity to seek advice from local, national and global employers at the College’s annual Careers Fair, held on Thursday 25 April 2013.
Over 36 organisations ranging from media, finance, fashion, IT, accounting, health, sport and many more, were on hand to give students advice and information about careers and training in their sector.
OVER 50 Palmer’s College students showcased their final projects at their End of Year Show on Friday 22 March 2013 to students, staff and members of the public.
The exhibition featured a range of work including creative artefacts such as jewellery creation and script writing, dissertations about squatters’ rights, the death penalty, social media and more.
The event was dedicated to helping raise much needed funds for a local family in Grays. Their son, Blu Hill was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy months after being born and hoping to soon undergo a life changing operation but will need other special equipment and intense physiotherapy sessions to support his aftercare.
PALMER’S College Student Executive will be hosting a Charity Pamper event for the community this Thursday 21st March, 6-9pm at Palmer’s College, Chadwell Road, Grays. The event is a special event dedicated to helping raise much needed funds for a local family in Grays raise money for their toddler, Blu Hill who was born with Cerebral Palsy and needs a life changing operation (£50,000) as well as special equipment to support Blu.
MAYOR of Thurrock Cllr Yash Gupta MBE, John Kent, Leader of the Council and Carmel Littleton, Head of Learning and Universal Outcomes all had a tour of the Thurrock Adult Community College. College Principal Sharon Walsh, took the visitors on a tour of the building and met with some of the students who were in class.