North Kent College sponsor Dartford Festival Community Stage
20th July 2017
North Kent College were the proud sponsors for the second
year running, of Dartford Festival’s Community stage. The two day event took
place on the 15th and 16th July at Central Park in Dartford and attracted
thousands of visitors.
North Kent College were delighted to be invited to again be
the Community stage sponsor where many local community acts including local
schools, dance schools and leisure centres came together to showcase their
talents. This included North Kent College’s very own performers from the highly
acclaimed Miskin Theatre. Over the weekend Miskin dance students put on a very
high-spirited performance with numbers from their end of year summer show
“Through the Ages”. Also representing the College the band Purple Coffee
comprised of 6 Miskin Music students.
Ediz Tary, Purple Coffee, said “ This is always a fantastic
event and we are proud to represent the College and showcase our talents. It is
a great way to engage with the local community and we have really enjoyed
performing at such a well attended event on the Community stage. ”
It was also a great opportunity to raise awareness on the
wide variety of courses available at the College, as many visitors were
potential students. The Hair and Beauty departments came along to offer free festival
make-up and hair styling. This was very well received by the visitors and
showcased the students talents exceptionally well. Many visitors were keen to
take details on the wealth of courses on offer for a September 2017 start.
Students involved at the festival will also be able to add
this to their employability skillsets , as well as being able to add
participation to their CVs and UCAS statements. It was wonderful to see staff,
students, the local community and Dartford Council all come together in one
place for this well organised event.
North Kent College were extremely proud to sponsor the event
and to have worked closely with Dartford Borough Council in the organisation of
this fun-filled event and look forward to participating again next year.
Rhiannon Hughes, Deputy Principal Curriculum, commented "I was delighted to attend the Festival at the weekend, where our exceptionally talented dancers and musicians were able to draw in the crowds as they performed. It's no wonder that a good number of Dartford school leavers have now applied on the back of what they saw and heard, because they want to be a part of such success".
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