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Walsall College Catering students received a masterclass in Indian cookery on Tuesday 28th June, when professional chefs from Five Rivers á La Carte restaurant in Walsall visited the college to show students how to prepare a range of authentic Indian dishes. Fine-dining north Indian restaurant, Five Rivers opened in Walsall in 2012 by a group of award-winning caterers, and in its first year won the West Midlands ‘Best Newcomer’ category at the national finals of the British Curry Awards.

The creative talents of adult learners in Wolverhampton will take pride of place at an exhibition opening shortly. The city’s “Outstanding”-rated Adult Education Service will display a variety of work by students who recently completed its Level 2 and 3 BTEC courses in Art and Design. The exhibition will feature paintings, ceramics, sculptures, video and installation by students Connor Baker, Jazz Farmer, Alex Fisher, Josepha Fontiveros, Charmaine Host, Adam Howells, Edward Kemshell, Alex Manderson, Tomos Price, Sharifa Vernon and Carole Ward.

The Festival, the brainchild of Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan, aims to inspire the next generation of local engineers and manufacturers, paving the way for a new skilled workforce for future business needs. “We will give young people the opportunity to participate, explore and interact with those already engaged in research and development, design and production in our area,” said Ms Donelan.

Over 2,000 children from schools across Haringey took part in the Haringey Schools’ Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall. The event saw the world premiere of two specially commissioned pieces from local composers: James Redwood, Kate Stilitz and Jilly Jarman and young Haringey musicians including Noah Stoneman (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist, May 2016).

A Walsall College Media Make-up student showcased her skill and creativity in the live final of the Jane Iredale National Student Make-up Competition and secured third place last week. Level 3 student, Jodie Leah Griffiths, made it to the final after being selected from more than 200 entries received from beauty therapy and make-up students representing more than 100 colleges nationwide.

Three quarters of people in the West Midlands (75%) believe that children should be read to start school at the age of five, according to a poll from Action for Children. A survey of 4,000 adults across the UK, including 350 in the West Midlands, found that most people agree with evidence that suggests a good level of emotional, behavioural and physical development by age five is associated with success in education and better employment prospects.