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Fantastic to see Sarah Harding, a former Stockport College Media Make-up student, launching her acting career in Coronation Street this week! Well done Sarah, we as always are very proud of you!

Read more here in the Manchester Evening News:

www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/showbiz-news/former-girls-aloud-singer-sarah-9645671

#MyCareerStockport #Corrrie #alumni #studentsuccess #acting #mediamakeup
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Congratulations to Mr McCarron from Stockport Academy, one of our local feeder schools, for winning Headteacher of the Year at the Manchester Evening News School Awards 2015.

Great to see inspirational leadership being rewarded!

Read the full story here: www.stockport-academy.org/News/Stockport-Academy-News/mr-mccarron-wins-headteacher-of-the-year-at...
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Local schools ‘fly high’ at STEM Careers Challenge events

In early July, over 650 primary and secondary school students, from 20 different schools across Greater Manchester were welcomed to Stockport College’s ‘High Fliers’ science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Careers Challenge events at Manchester Airport.

This year Stockport College partnered with Manchester Airport, Manchester Metropolitan University, the Bloodhound Supersonic car project and U-explore to offer local school students the opportunity to embed their curriculum knowledge of STEM subjects.

During the four day event local school students developed their employability skills and were introduced to a range of future courses at Further and Higher Education and career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering and maths at Manchester Airport.

Nik Walker, Director of Corporate Development and Work Based Learning, said “Our High Fliers events have enabled us to inspire our local school students to pursue careers in STEM. They have been able to engage in a vast array of activities, learn about opportunities in further and higher education, whilst gaining an insight into job opportunities at Manchester Airport.”

“By collaborating with various partners we have been able to promote STEM subjects, and help to develop the knowledge and aspirations of the participants.”

The Bloodhound SSC Project is a global engineering adventure, using a 1000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The workshops provided by Bloodhound SSC over the four day event included an interactive life sized display of Bloodhound SSC as well as sessions to build model cars based on a jet propelled design.

The Bloodhound SSC has been designed to beat the World Land Speed record on the Hakskeen Pan, South Africa, in late 2017. The team is also currently testing the jet engine this summer in an attempt to break the 1000mph barrier.

Stockport College is set to become the UK’s first strategic hub for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car, representing the Greater Manchester area.

Stockport College will commit to three years of engagement promoting STEM to up to 10,000 local school children and will host Bloodhound SSC education experiences and distribute resources to local schools from September 2016.
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Corrie star returns to Stockport College.

Coronation Street star Dean Fagan recently returned to Stockport College, ten years after leaving for university, to work with the Performing Arts students and staff.

Dean, 26, who plays the role of car mechanic Luke Britton on the famous cobbles, gave a masterclass to students on how to pursue a career in acting.

Dean, originally from Withington, had an unconventional start to his acting career. He had initially planned to become a bricklayer when leaving Parrs Wood High School - but when applying for a course at Stockport College happened to see a sign for Performing Arts instead.

Dean says: “When I was at school I just followed what my mates were all doing so I was applying to be a bricklayer. But when I got to college the lecturer I was supposed to see was on his lunch, so I had an hour to spare and happened to see the sign for performing arts, saw what they were doing, and that was that!”

“You don’t really know what you want at the age of 16, but you soon find what your passions are in life, and my passion is to create things, and try and get people to see something they’ve never seen before. Stockport College helped me to achieve my ambitions; the college prepared me fully for university. I was able to develop my skills in Performing Arts having not studied drama at school.”

During the masterclass Dean gave advice to Stockport College’s Performing Arts students. He spoke of the importance of ‘finding you talent’ whether it’s acting, singing or dancing, realising your niche and pursuing it all the way. Dean believes that TV was more suited to his talents.

Dean gave plenty of advice and guidance to Stockport College’s budding actors and actresses, he said “The more experience you can get professionally the better. I didn’t get my first role in Corrie but 5 years later I tried again and was successful. It’s important to listen to feedback, keep developing and never give up on your dream!”

After leaving Stockport College, Dean progressed on to a BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Practice course at the University of Salford. He has worked in amateur dramatics after graduating in 2011 with a 2:1 degree, until he got his big chance on Corrie in March 2014.

When finding out he was successful at audition and was going to be a part of such a renowned British soap he explained “My parents were more excited than me at first. I grew up with them watching the street, they couldn’t believe that I was going to be starring in it!”

Dean and his University of Salford friends have recently set up a new theatre company, Perfectly Flawed, and showcased his first production last April at the Salford Arts Theatre. It was a theatre adaptation of the brooding John Fowles’ novel ‘The Collector’.

Dean has been seen on screen as mechanic Luke in Corrie since March 2014. He has recently signed a one year contract extension. He recalls is first day on set at Coronation Street “It was a bit embarrassing because on my first day playing a mechanic I managed to stall a Ford Capri, right when everyone was on set watching and laughing!"

“They ended up having to push me into the shot, so that must have been a great first impression!”

Dean ended his masterclass session with the college’s Performing Arts students by adding “Everyone can make it! No matter what your chosen career is. Life does sometimes get in the way, if you remain focused and seek the right opportunities you will be successful."
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Apprentices from Stockport College were recognised for their achievements at Stockport’s first ever Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony 2015. The trainees were amongst Advanced and Higher Apprentices employed by from Greater Manchester employers in a variety of sectors. The Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony took place at Stockport Town Hall.

Stockport College was represented at the event with the following Apprentices: Ryan Spencer; Tom Carroll; Hannah Smith; Lisa Remington; and Aimee Thompson.

Helen Whalley, Curriculum Area Manager for Work Based Learning, said: ‘This event is a really clever idea. It is a reminder that many of our Apprentices are learning at degree level and above. Advanced and Higher Apprentices make a difference in the workplace with their level of thinking and ability. The Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony is a formal recognition of the Apprentices’ application and determination’
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