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Our Public Services students (levels 1-3) recently completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition in Epping Forest!

Well done to everyone involved, what a great achievement!

Click here to view more pictures from the trip!

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Our Level 3 Events students were tasked with creating a fashion show to showcase the work of our Hair and Media Make-Up students. This college collaboration takes place every year, with previous themes including Glorious Garbage and Seasons.
 
Last Thursday, the students put together a fashion show in the Southern Maltings, Ware under the theme: Carnival.
 The Events students were given a brief from the Hair and Media Makeup tutors and in groups pitched their ideas until the final proposal was created. Students then planned the show in detail, organising the venue, decorations, equipment, risk assessments, itinerary, tickets, and fundraising.
 
Charlotte Evans and Kate Hufton attended from the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance as proceeds from the evening were raised for the charity in the name of Sonny Crane, a former HRC student who sadly lost his life in a road traffic accident last year.
Learners from Level 2 Media Make-up and Level 4 Hair created amazing designs with a carnival theme and their models all took part in the catwalk show.
 
Winners were chosen by our panel of judges from the industry – Natalie Webb (Celebrity makeup artist), Si Walker (owner of award-winning My Good Salon), and Jasmin Howard (former HRC students and social media influencer).
The fantastic creations were designed under the guidance of the tutors' Charlotte Borg, Sophie Turner and Maria Howard.
 
Well done to everyone involved, a brilliant college collaboration for an important cause.

The Isabel Hospice 40th Anniversary Fashion Show!🥳
 
During the summer of 2021, Isabel Hospice approached HRC requesting how they could attract a younger audience to be more involved in fundraising and creating awareness for their charity. From one of the initial meetings, it was decided that we could create a project which would help the student’s employability skills, and support Isabel’s original request: The Isabel Hospice Fashion Show🎉
 
The show was a collaboration of work from students across the college:
  • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Business.
  • UAL Diploma Fashion & UAL Extended Diploma Fashion.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Marketing.
  • Level 1 Construction skills.
  • VTCT Level 2 in Hair and Media make-up.
  • Professional Cookery students.
  • Production Arts Level 3 years 1 and 2.
  • HND Creative Media Production.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Business.
The original garments were donated from Isabel Hospice and upcycled by the fashion students from our Ware campus. Clothing themes included Alice in Wonderland, Sustainability in denim, and 80s skirts!
The garments have been handed back to the Isabel Hospice charity to be marketed and sold on their eBay website, promoting sustainability whilst funding the vital care that the charity provides. Keep an eye out for the garments here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/isabelhospiceshop
Thank you to the Isabel Hospice for collaborating with us, and a huge well done to all students and staff involved. An exceptional college collaboration👏 
Click here to view more photos from the show: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzMiZ7
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On Thursday 28th April, Hertford Regional College had the honour of hosting the Guild of Bricklayers London Regional Heat Competition. 

Each year the Guild, through its network organise regional competitions which are sponsored by brick, mortar, and tool manufactures attracting some 300 competitiors a year. The regional competitions form part of the National Building Craft Competition scene, which lead to a National Final Competition. Guild members serve on advisory panels of all the technical institutes, and supervise competition stands at local and national exhibitions. Assistance is also given to the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers in their triennial awards.

The results:

We are delighted that two HRC students won both categories and are through to the Nationals!

Junior Competitor Winner: Owen Roberts

Senior Competitor Winner: Jay Grainger 

A massive congratulations to both students who worked incredibly hard to win the awards. A huge achievement and a credit to HRC!

A huge thank you to all of the sponsors and businesses who contributed to the event. And a massive thank you to Jack Dawson and the Construction team who enabled the event to go ahead and run smoothly, well done all.

Bring on the National finals in June!

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On Tuesday 22nd March, 3 of our talented student chefs took part in the tough Country range Student Team Competition at the Hotel and Catering show held at London’s Excel Centre, where they were titled runners up!👏🏽🎉️

This was the first time HRC has made it into the final cook-off (what is known as the hospitality and catering Olympics!)

8 teams from colleges across the country were tasked with producing 3 courses of food.

Our menu consisted of:

  • Smoked Fish Canapes
  • Guinea Fowl, Ratatouille, and Pecorino Jus
  • Apple and Verbena tart

A huge well done to the boys Romon-Te Harvey, Lucas Woods and Shane Hutt for the runners up prize!

The exciting day concluded with Tiah Palmer-Marshall (Level 3 student) receiving a merit award for her creative Alice in Wonderland cupcakes, in the junior cupcake competition. Our Chef Tutor Lisa Braxton Jones received a silver award in the senior cupcake competition with her beautiful designs depicting flowers from different seasons in her garden! Well done Tiah and Lisa!

Thank you to Country Range for having us and to the team at HRC who supported and coached our students! Well done to New City College for winning and Loughborough College for joint runners up with us!

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