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Hair & Beauty department launch new partnership with Keune

Friday, 22 March, 2024

Castleford College’s Hair & Beauty department has created new ties with Keune – a leading supplier in the hairdressing and barbering sector for more than 100 years. Using Keune’s products in the classroom will ensure students’ transition to professional settings is seamless and sustainable, helping to build their confidence in working with professional products.

Sustainability Week: Fast Fashion and a Circular Economy

Thursday, 21 March, 2024

The past 10 years has witnessed an explosion of consumption, particularly with personal goods such as clothing items. Not only has the amount of clothes we consume risen, but the life cycles of these garments have shrunk dramatically.

With a constant influx of trends saturating the market in short bursts, their ‘trendiness’ lasting only weeks, people are throwing…

Students create sustainable fashion for Community Foundation Wakefield District

Tuesday, 19 March, 2024

Level 3 Fashion Textiles students from Wakefield College have teamed up with Community Foundation Wakefield District to create and help promote sustainable fashion across the district. As part of this, the students have transformed clothes that have previously been donated to the charity’s shop or fabrics which would usually be sent to landfill to create new fashionable garments or accessories.

Students across the district get a taste of careers in Construction

Monday, 18 March, 2024

Over 170 pupils from the Wakefield district took part in a wide range of hands-on construction activities as part of Give Construction a Try – giving them insight into the different career paths available within the sector. Give Construction a Try, which was held at Castleford College on Wednesday 13th March, saw pupils enjoy 115 interactive workshops across the day in bricklaying, building information modelling, carpentry & joinery, clay tiling, electrical, plumbing, roofing surveying and more.

Students embark on Fiji trip with Think Pacific

Wednesday, 13 March, 2024

20 students from the Animal Care and Travel & Tourism departments at Wakefield College have joined together to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Fiji, hosted by Think Pacific.