Students on some of Wiltshire College & University Centre's Hair & Beauty courses have been lending a hand with projects in the community – helping support their own learning in the process.
A group studying the Level 2 Media Make-Up and Hair Artistry course at the Chippenham campus visited the Kington Langley Scarecrow Festival at the weekend and helped out with face painting of those taking part.
The same students have also been attending rehearsals for local theatre group Courage Performers to help them prepare for their production of Matilda, which is due to take place in July. Courage will put on three performances of the show at St Margaret’s Hall in Bradford on Avon on Sunday, 10th July, taking place at 12noon, 3pm and 6pm.
Sarah Broughton, Lecturer in Beauty at the College's Chippenham campus, said: "We were thrilled to be able to support both the Kington Langley Scarecrow Festival and Courage Performances with their recent activities. They were really fun projects to be involved in and we would like to thank both groups for inviting us to take part.
"Getting to work on projects like these are massively beneficial to our students' learning. It gives them a chance to work on live briefs and is great practice for when they will be undertaking work for paying clients once they are in the industry."
Hair & Beauty courses are taught in the Aspire Academy of Hair and Beauty at the College’s Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge campuses. Find out more here.