Waltham Forest College

Create Your Future - Open Evening Wednesday 17th May 2017

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Red Nose Day

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Thanks for all donations and those who supported Red Nose Day event in the Student Common Room. From fun games, raffles, cake sales to karaoke, we raised £504.22 for Comic Relief.

Thanks again for Life Skills, Vision 12 students and Student Union for organising fantastic fund-raising activities to raise awareness and donations.

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Business students develop water pump for third world to get their hands on People's Choice Awards

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Level 2 business students gave up their time to make a positive change and impact on the community and the world with plans that tie to their career.

Raul Cadar, Micheal Anunobi, Armandas Stephanovas and Ali Alamtory entered London Met’s Big Idea Challenge 2017 finals for a chance to win the People’s Choice Award, mentorship and £30,000 worth of investment.

Over 100 students across London are getting involved in the biggest enterprise competition run by the business incubator Accelerator. Part of London Metropolitan University, Accelerator gives students and graduates a taste of entrepreneurship.

All students said, “This is a life-changing opportunity for us. The experience and the possibilities from participating in this program are endless.”

The finalists presented their idea of the ‘Water Sterilisation Pump’ for parts of the world that suffer from lack of clean water supplies. The pump will help those affected by a shortage of water by cutting down logistical issues and improve health in the community.

Armed with their wittiest lines and ready for tough negotiation, the students are hopeful that their pitch will make a big enough splash to walk away as winners of the Big Idea Challenge 2017.

The Big Ideas Challenge is the latest in a series of events facilitated by Waltham Forest College that aims to equip students with real life experiences, opportunities to develop essential work skills and address significant needs of the community by working together.

 

The voting line is now open.

To vote for Group 1: Water Pump Sterilisation Pump, follow this link http://bit.ly/2nHdSTr

To vote for Group 2: Food for Transport, follow this link http://bit.ly/2oc5HfF

The Science of Beauty Cosmetics Explained Simply

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Rather than spending tons of money on beauty products, Level 2 Beauty Therapy students went behind the scenes of a cosmetics lab to uncover the secrets of cosmetics production.

The students signed up with the Beau Pro Training Academy for an intensive training programme to formulate organic cosmetics. The programme consists of mastering the scientific elements of cosmetic product making, and the UK laws for selling safe cosmetic. 

The girls experimented with a combination of raw ingredients to create batches of lip balms, cleansers, moisturisers, face scrub gels and toners; using different quantities of preservatives and oils. They modified their recipes to alter characteristics that contained skin-loving properties such as essential and carrier oils, raw honey, grounded nuts, rosewater, sea salts and more.

Amazed by the level of scientific and technical knowledge, Ann Kilili , ‘It’s good to know how cosmetic products are mixed together and which ones are not to be used. I’ve bought many skincare products in the past and they have not been the best for my skin. Now I know why’.

Samantha who has worked for Dermalogica and Phillips Electronics, and is the Founder of Beau Pro Training Academy said, ‘This programme is a new and exciting course that the girls can take to further their career, create their own brand and produce bespoke products for their own customers’.

The students became cosmetic chemists and were awarded with a CPD certificate in developing and making their own natural products; paving the way for a successful specialist career.

 

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Leyton Orient Open Events

 

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Want the chance to play, coach and study at Leyton Orient Football Club? 

Are you looking for a career in professional football and the Sports industry?

  

Leyton Orient Open Day

Saturday 18th March 2017 at 12pm - 2pm!

100 Oliver Road Leyton North London E10 5JY

 

Leyton Orient Trust is starting ‘Sports and Education’ courses for males and females based at The Score Centre Leyton in 2017/18.

The course is a BTEC Sport academic qualification at Level 1, 2 or 3 in partnership with Waltham Forest College, and combines team training and matches representing the Leyton Orient Trust in 11-a-side fixtures.

A range of additional vocational coaching qualifications will be provided such as FA Level One Coaching Award, Sports Leaders Level Two Award in Community Sports Leadership, extensive work experience and volunteering placements within the Sports industry.

To find out more, visit Leyton Orient Trust Open Day - get free tickets to watch Orient take on League Two leaders Doncaster Rovers on the day!

For more information on Leyton Orient Trust courses, please email courses@leytonorienttrust.org.uk or call 020 8556 (5973 SCORE). 

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East meets West: Star chef shows students tricks of the trade

Aspiring chefs joined forces with Alyn Williams, a former student and the Owner of Alyn Williams at the Westbury to serve a three-course luxury menu.

From the crack of dawn, students and Star Chef worked endlessly to bring their souls to the recipes that celebrate the festive season. The rich flavours of Modern European cuisine balanced with fantastic local produce were transformed for the delight of the overbooked event. Staff and guests gathered to enjoy the experience of delicious food; braised beef cheeks, pommes mousseline, and grilled baked root vegetables followed by crème fraiche deserts in The Mallinson Restaurant.

Alyn Williams was delighted to support his former College and help students practise teamwork and discipline in the kitchen, he said “Talent in cooking is changing rapidly. Today, you can get delicious food at a local casual restaurant so the competition is high”.

The collaboration ended with success giving students real-life experience in a restaurant setting. The students were excited to access more cooking skills from an expert that they can take back to their careers. Ex-Waltham Forest College student and Junior Chef at The Westbury restaurant, Josh Ausena said, “It felt good coming back to college and sharing classic techniques I’ve learnt working for Alyn Williams”.

Born and raised in East London, Alyn Williams’ love for food was the start of his career. After earning his City & Guild Cooking for Catering course and working for Gordan Ramsy as Head Chef, he started his own fine dining at the Westbury Hotel Mayfair. The students were encouraged by his stories of life catering for the crème de la crème, Alyn said “The challenge is when people don’t believe in you but I overcame them all by self-belief and passion in my career”.

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