Skill in Design for Life
A group of seven
students from Myerscough College’s Croxteth and Wythenshaw Centres,
who designed a garden for a new community centre in Longsight as
part of their course, have been awarded £10,000 to make their design
The part-time students,
aged from 22 to 50 years old, worked together on the design for the
240m2 garden over the last 8 weeks as part of their ‘Introduction to
Landscape Design’ course. Their patchwork design, including herb and
wildlife areas, impressed the charity behind the community centre so
much that they have now been commissioned to produce the garden.
Alan Quinn, proud
‘Introduction to Landscape Design’ course tutor, comments:-
“Being able to design a garden to a budget is a key element to our
course, but the opportunity to actually test these skills on a
garden that will be enjoyed by people for many years to come
reflects just how much these students have developed since the
beginning of the course.
These students come from diverse walks of life. There is a retired
gentleman, an accountancy student and even an ex-bus driver, which
just goes to show, it is never too late to learn a new skill. This
experience is invaluable, whether they want to develop a career in
landscape design or just use their new skills on their own gardens.”
Three of the students
were also involved in the development of Myerscough’s award wining
garden at this year’s Southport Flower Show. The ‘Around the World’
themed garden featured a new and extremely rare variety of Cordyline,
propagated by Myerscough College, which one visitor travelled all
the way from Southampton to see.
Search For A Star, Heat 3
Arts Centre witnessed one of the most amazing evenings as the final
heat for this years North West Search For A Star came to a close.
The judges had a very hard dissension to make and the points where
extremely close, for the third week running. All the
contestants this year have put on one of the best series of heats
ever and even the contesters who did not make it through to the next
stage of the contest, the North West Area Finals deserved to get a
huge round of applause. So this years finals, to be held
for the first time in many years at the Southport Arts Centre, not
the Theatre, will be one of the strongest yet, so put the 22 in your
diary as a do not miss night. Find out who will be
representing the North West in the British Resort Search For A Star,
talent competition, 2005. This weeks Heat
performers where:- Jeff Allen; Katie Deegan; Heather Birch;
Tom Spence; Bekki Bell; Sophie Way; Raymond Quinn; Donna Callon;
Clive Martin; Caroline Taylor; Lauren Ormisher; Alison Crawford;
Paula Edwards and January Woodhead.
Also taking to the stage
where:- Rising Star, Sarah Creeny and Guest Act Nazena
Langfield and her dancers.
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