Hinckley Creative Arts Exhibition Inspires Competitive Spirit


Creative arts students at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College’s Hinckley Campus have mounted an exhibition based on the theme of ‘Respect for the Environment’ designed to help them practice competition skills.

Visitors to the exhibition, due to run from Monday 24 January to Friday 28 January 2022 at the Atkins Building in Hinckley, will be able to vote for their favourite artworks and the winning students will be rewarded with prizes.

James Stanley, Learning and Skills Manager for Creative Arts at NWSLC said, “The exhibition is a showcase for the students in our weekly Competition Club which encourages students to pitch their skills against their peers. Here at the college, the culture of competitions is part of our DNA.

“Last year, students and alumni from NWSLC picked up a total 16 medals, five Gold, three Silver and eight Bronze at the national WorldSkills UK finals putting the college at the top of the medal table in England, and fourth in the UK. These included Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in the visual merchandising category and Bronze medals for our digital media production team.”

The Respect exhibition includes photography, paintings, ceramics, and an unmissable installation that includes a real fireplace. Students studying art and design as well media, TV and film, and those following higher education programmes, have all submitted work to the exhibition.

Carrie-Anne Abdulai, Director for Higher Education at NWSLC, “I am delighted to see so many contributions to this exhibition and would urge local people to go along and see what’s on show from our talented students.

“The Respect agenda runs through our entire curriculum this year and covers every aspect of learning including helping students to learn respect for themselves, their environment and their future. Competitions are an important part of our ethos because they provide real-time challenges and help students to take a professional approach and cope with the pressures of work.” 

Prospective students who are interested in the creative arts can find out more on the college website at nwslc.ac.uk or come along to the next open event at Hinckley on Monday 7 February 2022 between 5pm and 8pm.

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