East Riding of Yorkshire
Students from East Riding College built an electric car from scratch to compete in the UK’s first electric street race. The group of engineering students built, tested and raced an electric car in the Greenpower Street Race which raced around the streets of Hull on Sunday 28 April.
The search to find East Yorkshire’s best young chef was launched at Elwell’s training restaurant at East Riding College in Beverley this week. Organised by the Hull and East Riding Hospitality Association and now in its thirteenth year, the Copper Saucepan competition seeks to discover the Apprentice Chef of the Year and culminates with a live final in the food theatre at Beverley Food Festival in October.
Staff from Sonoco Trident in Hull spent a week at East Riding College introducing students from the level 3 media and computing courses to 3D design and specialist modelling software. This is the first time the global creative design giant has worked with a college to share their insights into the world of 3D design.
Elwell’s restaurant on Flemingate, which is part of East Riding College, hosted a vegan pop up restaurant on Saturday. The Kiwi Food Company served up delicious Vegan meals to eat in or take away as part of a new venture by Elwell’s to use the restaurant as a pop up venue.
East Riding College is one of seven regional colleges that have received the green light from the Department of Education to work with two local universities to develop the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT).
East Riding College have hit the top spot in national achievement rates tables published by the Government recently. Achievement rates are one of the strictest measures of student success and show the percentage of students that were awarded their qualifications on completing the academic year.
Headlands School pupils took part in a murder mystery event organised by East Riding College this week. The year 9 pupils were invited to help solve the case of the disappearance of the College’s former principal, in a specially-written immersive theatre experience by specialist group, Murder by Invitation.