A ‘Cheers!’ from Chummy…

12 November, 2018 11:10 am

Hello chums!

First of all I’d like to woof a huge thank you to all those students and teachers who have complimented me on my new slimline self. This is because my owner enrolled me at a dog gymnasium at half-term and I have been working out every other day, pumping iron and walking briskly on the treadmill. My owner also makes  me run up and down the library stairs until I am quite exhausted and panting for water! I love the exercise but the strict diet of salad every day for lunch isn’t really my thing – I prefer meaty chunks in gravy… yum yum!

So much has been happening at college lately, it’s hard for a pup to keep up! Especially when a pup’s had no sleep because of silly fireworks… I’m so glad they’re over!

We had lots of Halloween fun at college. College staff and students voluntarily marshalled at the Monster Dash for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and froze their paws off! Go team!

Our media and makeup students were available on steam trains, in shopping centres and in college making people look SCARY. They did a brilliant job in their transformations. I dressed up as a doggy skeleton and looked pretty scary if I do say so myself…

The college itself has also undergone some transformations. In the atrium we have a whole array of beautiful red poppies for remembrance, made by Keighley College students. 1546 poppies to symbolise every day that World War 1 lasted. Not only the flush of red poppies through the atrium, we also have colourful new signage on the entrance. It looks amazing!

In other college news, we had our first open day of the year last night. I loved getting snuggles with potential students. Our next open day is in February. Come along and maybe you can get a Chummy pug hug too!

College has just started ‘the reading challenge’ which started on 5th November and will continue on until February. This gives anyone, students or staff, a personal opportunity to improve literacy and read for pleasure. The aim is, to simply, read as many books as you can! I for sure will be getting involved. I love to read, especially books with lots of pictures. I can’t wait to meet my target, be invited to the final presentation and be rewarded with a free book, a certificate and a doggie biccie!

We have lots of exciting things going on in the next few weeks…

  • Children in Need on Wednesday 14 November

This will include a Duck Race – ducks are available to purchase from Rob and Tracey, the race will be live streamed 1pm on Friday 16 November. Media Make-up Students will be creating Spots, There will be a quiz and a Bun Stall & Cake Auction – donations of cakes would be greatly appreciated! (Donate them to a human and not me as I might not be able to stop myself munching them all up!)

  • Design a Christmas Card for Keighley College

This is on all week this week until 16 November. Come down to the atrium and make a Christmas card. Best card wins title of ‘College Christmas Card’. Come on, you know you want to!

  • Bradford District Apprenticeship event on 22nd November
  • ‘Have a Go’ activities in the atrium, making soups, world cuisine…
  • Christmas fun! Winter Wonderland, Christmas Jumper Day, Christmas Crafts… I’m internally barking with excitement.

Thanks again to everyone who’s been involved in making college so far this year a great place to be! I’m certainly having fun.

From Chummy xox