Imagine life without things we consider staple products of most households, soap, stationery, simple pain relief. Students from Coleg Gwent’s Pontypool Campus recently visited Gambia, taking with them 18 suitcases filled with such items to rural areas where they are considered a luxury.
Fifteen students and four staff from health and care courses spent a week in the country, distributing materials such as medication, stationery and clothes to local…Continue
Released on May 10, 2011 at 10:45 —
Over the past 20 years, Coleg Gwent’s countryside experience week has enabled hundreds of primary school pupils to get a taste of country life. This year marks the College’s 21st countryside experience and nearly 1,000 local school pupils will be stepping out of the classroom and into the fresh air.
From Monday 4 to Thursday 7 April Coleg Gwent’s Usk Campus landbased students will play host to the hundreds of primary school children visiting the college’s…Continue
Released on March 29, 2011 at 9:13 —
When you only get one shot to impress, a polished performance and nerves of steel are key ingredients for a successful audition. With this in mind, Musical Theatre students at Coleg Gwent were thrilled when West End Star Caroline Sheen shared some of her show business experience with the budding performers.
Caroline Sheen, star of Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, spent an afternoon with students at…Continue
Released on March 28, 2011 at 15:13 —
Getting to grips with water is all in a day’s work for Coleg Gwent plumbing students, but it doesn't usually involve caves, rocks and the tide. The group downed tools to tackle a different sort of challenge when they headed to the coast in Swansea.
The Level 2 students, based at Ebbw Vale Campus, took part in a coasteering teambuilding activity at the Mumbles organised by the Campus’s Public Services department.
“Students explored the…Continue
Released on March 7, 2011 at 9:30 —