The Creative Shed will give students in years 9 and 10 the opportunity to explore the creative industries and learn about creative processes by responding to a live brief.
The event is aimed at students who are currently studying creative subjects (or participating in a club or creative hobby in their own time) and are likely to choose a creative subject at university or higher level apprenticeship.
The workshops on offer are:
- art, design and graphics
- artistic makeup
- fashion and footwear
- media (TV and film)
To book, simply enter your students’ names into their workshop of choice. We can provide complimentary lunch and transport. When we have your booking, we will liaise with you to arrange this. You must provide the names of students who are attending – your booking will be held for five working days and if after this you have not supplied names then your tickets will be released.
Transport can be arranged for you – free of charge – to bring your students to and from your school to the College.
Home schooled children in years 9 and 10 are also welcome to attend this event.
Timings for the day are as follows:
9:15am, arrival at Abbey Park Campus and then walk to St Margaret’s Campus (you are welcome to be earlier, but please don’t arrive later)
9:30am Welcome talk and guest speaker
10am – 2:45pm, workshops, with 30 minutes lunch break scheduled by each area. Students in workshops at other campuses will be taken by minibus if they are at Freemen’s Park Campus, or will walk to Abbey Park Campus and should be accompanied by at least one member of their school staff.
2:45pm, close. Transport student back to school if booked
Your students will stay in the same workshop all day, though there will be collaboration between groups.
In March 2016 High Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) announced the launch of the National Collaborative Outreach Project (NCOP) – this is now managed by the Office for Students – a programme of highly targeted outreach interventions designed to support the Government’s ambitions to increase progression rates of students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds into Higher Education. Leicester College, along with DMU, University of Leicester, Loughborough University and Loughborough College, are partners in the Leicestershire PATHWAYS NCOP.
We are also hosting two other events on 27 March for the same years of students: Girls into STEM and Discovering service industries. These are also funded through NCOP so if you wish to send students to a mixture of events on the same day you can do so, but you must make bookings for each event.