Summer School launch
Summer School timetable ready to kick off at FVC
An exciting summer school schedule at Forth Valley College kicks off in early July at Forth Valley College giving children between 6-16 years of age a range of interesting things to do during their holidays.
And a funding boost from the National Lottery Community Fund has helped to sweeten the deal for the delivery of the Junior Chef Summer School to the tune of £3,680.
Staff (pictured from right to left) – William Wood Chef Trainer, Craig Anderson Hospitality Business Development Manager and Professional Cookery Level 2 student Andrew Parker - recently showed off just some of the ingredients that will be used by the youngsters when they get busy in the kitchen at the Stirling Campus.
Karyn King, FVC’s Operations Manager in the Department of Hospitality, said: “We can’t thank the National Lottery Community Fund enough for their excellent donation to help fund our Junior Chef Summer Schools which will run during the holidays. The money will certainly be put to good use and will give more than 20 young people, aged between 10-14, a literal taste of what the hospitality and cooking industry is all about and how Forth Valley College could help them progress in this career in the future.”
The Falkirk Campus will also be the venue for a fantastic mix of hands-on practical workshops and project-work, led by a combination of lecturing staff, alumni and industry experts. There is also is a ten hour written project to allow entry to the Bronze Crest Award.
Fiona Jackson, Curriculum Manager in FVC’s Department of Engineering and Science, said: “What a great way to spend the summer holidays here at Forth Valley College. The young people who attend are usually all very really keen and seem to enjoy themselves and learn at the same time. We look forward to welcoming more young people over the coming weeks and introducing them to the world of science.”
Throughout the summer there are loads more for those 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:
Junior Chef (Summer School) - An introduction to the world of cooking for 10-14 year olds. Stirling Campus 8-12 July and 22-26 July. Morning 9am-12noon, afternoon 1-4pm. Cost £90.
Sound Design for Film (Summer School) - 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. 29 July – 2 August. 9am-4pm. Cost £120
STEM - supported by INEOS (Summer School) - 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 11-14 years of age. Falkirk Campus 1-5 July. 9.30am- 3.30pm.
Creativity Camp (Summer School) - Kids will love the range of activities and ideas they can get involved in with this exciting new Summer School aimed at 6-10 year olds! From making Slime to Unicorn Fudge - what 6-10 year old would not love this over their summer holidays? The course will run on a Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10am – 12, for three consecutive weeks over July, starting on Tuesday 2 July. Based at the Falkirk Campus and the cost is £30.
Fun in Fitness (Summer School) - This summer camp is designed for any children who want to get fit and active throughout the holidays. It will allow children to get the full college sporting experience by participating in a number of fun-filled physical activities that will get their heart pumping, legs and arms racing and most importantly have fun and engage with others. This course will run for three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) 10am - 12pm, at the Falkirk Campus between 1-5 July and 15 –18 July. There are 15 places available and it costs £15.
Computing (Summer School) – Between 29-31 July a Computing course will cover everything from Coding to controlling robots through various technologies. Based at the Falkirk Campus there are eight places and the cost is £30.
Summer Schools for Over 16s – Creative Writing for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at the Falkirk Campus between 22-24 July (£80), Introduction to Early Education & Childcare at the Falkirk Campus between 2-11 July (£80) and Get Ready for HNC Childhood Practice also at the Falkirk Campus between 9-17 July (£80) are bound to be popular, but spaces are limited so best to book quickly.
Anyone looking to find out more should visit https://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/ways-to-study/summer-schools/ or call 01324 403000.