Chummy’s World – A Barkingly Busy Term at Keighley College

29 March, 2018 12:48 pm

Well, it’s been another hectic few weeks in Chummy’s world. The Ofsted results were officially announced and YES – YIPPEEEE – WAHOOOOO! We are officially GOOD with OUTSTANDING features! I’m sure that’s partly down to the Chummy presence in the college! Woof Woof! You can see the full report here: Keighley College Ofsted Report 2018.

And that’s not where the excitement ends! Although I love snuggles with human beings, I’ve been feeling pretty pup pal-less recently. So my human friends thought and they thought hard, and then they had a wonderful idea! They set up a ‘Chummy’s Chums’ photo album on Facebook for friends of Keighley College to send in snaps of their pups – it’s been a great delight for me, looking at other pups in the neighbourhood and watching the KC staff go ‘Awww’ as they stare at those big white screens of theirs!

In other news:

The Telegraph and Argus Education Awards night last week was a great success – we enjoyed sponsoring the leadership award. For more details on the award and Keighley College’s involvement with the award, please click here.

Our Sports Relief activities were so much fun! It made me bark with pride to see so many Keighley College students getting up and involved with the activities. Overall, our students cycled /ran from Lands End to John O’ Groats– this totalled a whopping 603 miles! Students rowed across the English Channel from Dover to Cap Gris Nez – they weathered any storm and managed to total 21 miles! One of the KC students, Jack Firth, ran over 26 miles on the running machine!  What an amazing achievement!

Some of our Joinery students have been on a work experience visit to St Albans, where they went to see a real site in action and took a look at how larger buildings are constructed. They had a fab time and we will be releasing a more detailed press release on the visit very soon!

I joined in with some of the media and makeup students on their big walk. You will find pictures of me in a pink wig dotted around the internet, being cuddled by truly ‘made up’ students. What an experience!

Finally, on Friday we had a race night in memory of Katie Buchanan, a beautiful soul, who worked for Keighley College. We raised a fantastic £650 for Manorlands Hospice.  We provided pie and peas for the guests – I must admit I sneaked some pie for myself! Cheeky Chummy – I couldn’t resist.

It’s the Easter holidays now, so on that note I’m going to dig my paws into the biggest Easter egg I can find and chomp the whole thing up!

Thanks for reading – have a Eggcellent Easter break.

Chummy xox