Students at a North East college, Gateshead College, are doing their bit to preserve and restore the region’s natural, industrial and cultural heritage.

Bricklaying and catering students from Gateshead College have been working on The Land of Oak & Iron, a conservation and restoration project covering 177 kmof land surrounding the picturesque Derwent Valley. 

Gateshead College has secured £30,000 of funding for the project, which also involves Keighley College, Cumbria University, ESPA, Creative & Cultural Skills, North East-based tech firms, Sunderland Software City, Spearhead Interactive and PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre, a soon-to-be-launched research and development facility for emerging technology and digital innovation.

Gateshead College has teamed up with a local football team to help its students kick on in the world of employment.

Gateshead College joined forces with national league side Gateshead FC on an initiative which recently saw 30 business students take control of the club ahead of a recent game against Leyton Orient.

As part of the scheme, the business bright sparks were tasked with boosting the number of followers on the ‘Heed’s social media channels, increasing ticket sales and creating an event to encourage more families to attend the match.

A North East college has joined forces with a top championship basketball club to help the brightest business students gain valuable employment skills and work experience.

 

Ford Engineering Group has joined forces with Gateshead College to deliver a six-month traineeship which equips young people with the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to start an apprenticeship in this sector.

 

Holiday Inn Washington teamed up with college students as part of a global training programme to give students an insight in to the hospitality and events sector.

Over 40 students at Gateshead College took part in the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG’s) national hotel takeover, in partnership with People 1st, which helps businesses maximise the potential of talent and apprenticeships.

Creative pupils at a Tyneside school harnessed the power of green energy as part of a learning programme to ignite their interest in science and technology.
 
Year 4 and year 6 pupils at Rowlands Gill Primary School have been working with Gateshead College on various activities designed to raise awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related challenges.