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Teaming up with top chef: Ceramics students at Bath College plate up their own meal

Ceramics students at Bath College teamed up to work with Michelin-trained chef Gordon Jones and create plates for his award-winning restaurant.

Student at Bath College sets up fundraising appeal to buy standing wheelchair

A student left paralysed after a motorcycle accident is fundraising for a standing wheelchair to help him train as a hairdresser.   Mitchell Chalmers needs £4,900 for the wheelchair, which would make a big difference to his learning as a first-year student at Bath College.   He was just 22-years-old when he came off his bike at a motocross racing event three years ago, suffering severe spinal injuries as a result.   Going back to college, to train for a profession and secure a job, is an important step along his road to recovery.   Mitchell, who is paralysed from the stomach down, said: “I’d been riding since I was eight-years-old and I’d got to British Championship level.   “I loved it and I still love it now. I feel I have had so much taken away from me and I need to fight and get something back.   “It’s been hard to find a job since my accident, but I think I’m young enough to try something new and being in a wheelchair won’t stop me.   “I have a dream to become a hairdresser so I can support myself financially, I’m quite creative and I think there’s a real art to hairdressing.”   The standing wheelchair will give Mitchell extra height and support, making it easier for him to lift and cut peoples’ hair.   Students in his class are getting behind the appeal and are planning a fundraising event at the Bath College salon.   For the week after half-term, starting on Monday October 31, students are organising a rowing machine challenge.   Participants will pay £1 to see how fast they can row 1,000 metres, with a prize for the fastest time.   Friends and family have already supported Mitchell, raising £700 with a charity raffle and barbecue at the Crossways in Midsomer Norton.   He is more than halfway to reaching his target of £4,900 after collecting £2,020 from 63 supporters on his JustGiving page.   Mitchell said: “The wheelchairs are made specifically for your height and weight. I’ve had a demonstration and it felt really good.   “One of the biggest struggles is funding equipment to help me do the things I was able to do before. I don’t think there’s enough help out there.   “When I set up my JustGiving page, everyone pulled together to help. It’s been amazing really – the funds shot up in the first two weeks.   “For some time after the accident I shut myself away, but coming to college and meeting new people has given me a real confidence boost.”   To support Mitchell visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mitchell-chalmers.

Bath College sports student Katie Robbins wins Target Sprint national final

Sports student Katie Robbins is looking to build a career as a professional athlete after winning the Target Sprint National Final 2017. Katie, who won the junior women’s category, is new to Target Sprint, an international sport which combines running with shooting. Race participants alternate between running and shooting, running 400 metres three times and shooting five targets twice.

High-scoring students at Bath College through to national SkillBuild finals

Students from Bath College will compete against the best in the country after being picked for The SkillBuild 2017 UK National Final.

Opening ceremony held at Bath College to celebrate new Somer Construction Centre

An opening ceremony, held to celebrate Bath College’s Somer Construction Centre, gave guests the chance to see students working in brand new workshops and classrooms.   The state-of-the-art facility, at the College’s Somer Valley Campus in Radstock, was built with support from the West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership.   It is being used to teach 500 students and apprentices studying bricklaying, construction, carpentry and stonemasonry, as well as plumbing, electrical installation and refrigeration.

Students at Bath College become Dementia Friends

Students at Bath College are supporting an initiative to make Bath and North East Somerset a dementia friendly place to live.

Vehicle maintenance students offered apprenticeships at Bath Audi

Four students who studied at Bath College have taken the next step in their career and secured employment at Bath Audi.

Bath College's goats win prizes at the Frome Agricultural & Cheese Show

Bath College’s pygmy goats did well at their first competitive showing, winning five rosettes at the Frome Agricultural & Cheese Show.

Bath College and the Theatre Royal launch new Bath Theatre Academy

Bath College has announced an exciting and ambitious new partnership with the Theatre Royal Bath.

Students at Bath College offered full-time jobs at five-star luxury hotel and spa

Two college students, Diana Pommills and Evie Mason, have secured full-time jobs at a five-star luxury hotel and spa in the centre of Bath.

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