Spend the summer at an exciting FVC Summer School

Summer Schools 2018

Spend the summer at an exciting FVC Summer School

An exciting summer school schedule is now on offer for adults, school pupils and parents and young children hoping to find a fun and inspiring way to spend part of their holidays or improve their career prospects.

Some of the courses are aimed at pupils in the Forth Valley area, soon to start high school or just about to leave. The summer schools will open up a whole new world to young people who want to reinforce the path they want to take when they leave school, and also to those who are looking to turn that spark of interest in a subject into a full blown career.

Schools on offer include:

Art for Families - Creating Together - A fun and interactive course for any family combination, exploring creativity, technique and materials, with the emphasis on quality time together. The first block of this course will run for three consecutive Saturdays from 14 July and the second block will run for three consecutive Saturdays from 4 August. Raploch Campus 10am-12noon. Cost £30.

Budding Bakers - A great introduction for any young bakers out there aged 10-14. Stirling Campus 23-27 July and 6-10 August. 1-4pm. Cost £85.

Introduction to Drama and Performance - This course is designed to give participants the chance to develop essential acting and performance skills including voice and movement techniques, how to use a script and characterisation. Participants will learn these skills through a series of participatory workshops building towards a short performance either to camera or their peers at the end of the course. Stirling Campus 30July – 3 August. 9.30am-4.30pm. Cost £100.

Junior Chef - An introduction to the world of cooking for 10-14 year olds. Stirling Campus 23-27 July and 6-10 August. 9am-12noon. Cost £85.

Sound Design for Film - This course is for those interested in producing sound for film and television. The course is highly practical and is delivered in our state of the art studios at our Stirling Campus. 23- 27 July. 9am-4pm. Cost £100

STEM - supported by INEOS - The week will include a fantastic mix of hands-on practical workshops and project-work, led by a combination of lecturing staff, alumni and industry experts. There is a ten hour written project to allow entry to the Bronze Crest Award. For children between 11-16 years of age. Falkirk Campus 2 - 6 July. 9.30am- 3.30pm.

STEM - supported by SP Energy Network - The week will include a fantastic mix of hands-on practical workshops and project -work, led by a combination of lecturing staff, alumni and industry experts. There is a ten hour written project to allow entry to the Bronze Crest Award. For children between 11-16 years of age. Stirling Campus 6-10 August. 9.30am- 3.30pm.

Traditional Building Skills - The course will include a wide range of practical hands on skills and visits to buildings/projects of educational relevance and importance. Each topic and skill will be delivered by practitioners who bring a rich blend of knowledge and experience to the course. Industry partners will also contribute to the delivery of the course by delivering short lectures and provide valuable information on career development opportunities. Stirling Campus 9-13 July. 9am-4pm

The college is keen to hear from any parent or guardian interested in booking a slot for their children as soon as possible, but please note, the details on the application must be those of the student attending the course.

Forth Valley College Principal, Dr Ken Thomson, said: “Every summer we pride ourselves here at Forth Valley College in offering school pupils the opportunity to invest just a few days of their summer holidays in a fun and inspiring workshop based course at the college which could give them a life-long career focus. This year is no different and we can’t wait to hear from the parents and guardians of the youngsters keen to try their hand at being a chef, a baker, a traditional builder, an actor, an artist, a sound designer or a scientist this summer!”

Anyone looking to book a place should visit https://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/ways-to-study/summer-schools/  or to find out more information on the Summer Schools call 01324 403000.

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