Art stu­dents are thanked for their work on a new sport­ing venue

Oldham Advertiser - - NEWS -

ART stu­dents who helped shape the look of the re­gion’s new Fut­sal hub have been re­warded for their ef­forts.

The town is now home to the north west’s main cen­tre for the grow­ing Brazil­lian five-a-side foot­balling craze.

Old­ham Col­lege’s art and de­sign stu­dents were in­stru­men­tal in designing the new fa­cil­ity – from cre­at­ing pitch-side dec­o­ra­tion to ex­ter­nal ban­ners.

The team of 25 teenagers re­turned to the @Fut­sal Arena, which is based at the col­lege and opened in Novem­ber, to be pre­sented with a spe­cial hoodie and gift vouch­ers.

Jo Man­ship, head of fac­ulty at the Dig­i­tal and Cre­ative Ca­reer Col­lege, said: “This project high­lights the suc­cess of Old­ham Col­lege’s ap­proach to vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion which in­volves pro­vid­ing real life work ex­pe­ri­ence for our stu­dents.

“They have cre­ated orig­i­nal de­signs, worked as a team, re­sponded to ob­jec­tives, met dead­lines and made for­mal pre­sen­ta­tions, all of which helps to pre­pare them for the work­ing world. We are re­ally proud of our stu­dents and this suc­cess­ful col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Fut­sal arena il­lus­trates how our ap­proach to ed­u­ca­tion is work­ing well.”

●● Art teacher Mark Rigby with stu­dents

Plas­tow and Lara Beck­ett

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