Fashion students at Mid Cheshire College have been busy supporting the international project, ‘Dress a Girl Around the World’.
Gill Snowball, from The Visual Arts Cheshire Gallery appealed for help with the project to make dresses for girls living in poverty in third-world countries, and the bunch of young fashionistas were only too keen to jump into action. The fashion studio at the Hartford Campus has been buzzing with activity and the sewing machines whirling to design and produce the pillowcase dresses to meet the Christmas deadline.
This year, new government legislation was put in place to Raise the Participation Age (RPA) of people in education. Starting at 17 and eventually rising to 18, students are now required to stay in education until this time, however, many are unaware that school is not the only option and Mid Cheshire College aims to make all of the options known.
Richard Hollywood, Principal of Mid Cheshire College comments: “Many students are being informed incorrectly that they have to remain in school until they are 18. This simply is not the case and it vitally important that every young person gets quality impartial advice and guidance at a really important time in their lives. They have to remain in education, training or employment with training, such as an Apprenticeship. - but they have the right to choose where they like to study.”