30 Sept 2022

NWRC plays a Blinder with weekend extravaganza at Foyleside

North West Regional College will be showcasing to the people of the city with a spectacular free weekend of events at Foyleside Shopping Centre. Beginning tomorrow, and running for three days, staff and students will present a weekend of exciting activities as well showcasing the college’s huge range of full and part time courses, apprenticeships and undergraduate courses. And you’re invited – enjoy a range of live performances, shows, interactive displays, competitions, course applications and take the opportunity to meet some of the staff and students based at the five campuses across Derry~Londonderry, Limavady and Strabane. The weekend will culminate on Sunday afternoon, with a sensational Hair and Beauty Catwalk Show based on the genre of the post war BBC Drama Peaky Blinders. Fergal Rafferty, manager of Foyleside Shopping Centre said: “I am delighted to welcome the college to the centre for what promises to be a weekend jam-packed full of activities. “Foyleside Shopping Centre is delighted to work alongside the college in this new venture and we would encourage as many people as possible to come along and take part in the events.” Annette Smith, Project Based Learning Mentor and Co-Ordinator, North West Regional College, said staff and students at NWRC were working hard ahead of the event and looking forward to bringing their work into the community. She said: “Preparing for NWRC’s Foyleside Weekend has been an enriching experience for our students and it’s fantastic to see their work nearing completion. “Project Based Learning is a key function at the college enabling students to undertake real life skills projects working directly with local industry. “I’d encourage as many people as possible to come along on any of the three days to see at first hand the work that is being carried out by students at NWRC, as well as enjoy some of the activities.” During the event the general public can enjoy a range of interactive displays that include fun science experiments, live artwork, music performances, 3D printing displays by the Business Support Centre, cookery demos, as well as receive support and advice from NWRC’s award winning Careers Team. The weekend of events is the prelude to the college’s Open Days which run on February 26, 27 and 28 in Strabane, Derry and Limavady respectively. There will also be a Saturday Open Day in Strand Road on March 2. Photo shows Foyleside Manager Fergal Rafferty with NWRC students (left to right) Deyna Collins, Tanya Gallagher and Saoirse McCloskey at the launch of the NWRC Foyleside Weekend events. The students are dressed in Peaky Blinders attire and will be part of the 'Peaky Blinders Showcase' which will be the highlight of the weekend on Sunday.

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