In the week when Dominic Cummings spiced up our Twitter feeds with his WhatsApp history, and the UK enjoyed the hottest day of the year so far (followed, typically, by days of rain), the further education sector was back in full swing on social media.
Dance students from Esher Sixth Form College made the case for Btecs with a little help from famous choreographer Bob Fosse; Grimsby Institute vice-principal Emma Forrest-Leigh shared what Pride means to her; and Craven College celebrated its staff award winners at its new bistro.
Meanwhile, in the House of Lords, speakers raised their concerns over the new Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, and Tes' FE teacher of the year, Anthony Gascoigne, got his hands on his Tes award.
Meet Anthony Gascoigne: FE teacher of the year 2021
"It doesn't matter who you love. It matters that you love."— Grimsby Institute (@gifhe) June 16, 2021
This is what Pride means to Vice Principal Emma @forrestleigh. Join us today in main reception, 10am-2pm, for our Pride celebration. Cakes, face painting, appearances from special guests and more! 🏳️🌈#gipride pic.twitter.com/h1DgF6S0Tn
What a fantastic first day at our #HE Art & Design exhibition at @selby_abbey.— Selby College (@SelbyCollege) June 15, 2021
Owner of the @Escapologist_uk Olly McClaren, Principal @Phil_Sayles_FE and College Governor David Kellett attended to see the fantastic work of our first and second year #Art & #Design students🌟 pic.twitter.com/xkT1TQc4Wj
Former @bedfordcollege student, Matthew Jolaosho, has had his film, Battle Within, selected as an entry for the “Nollywood" section of the Toronto Film Festival. The film is about domestic violence and men’s mental health, a field that Matthew works in. https://t.co/lb2XgaeQKo— Collab Group (@collabgrp) June 15, 2021
It’s hand print day! That’s right, our students are leaving their hand prints on our wall in college today. We are raising funds for teenage cancer charities in memory of Joel Esan, one of our students who sadly passed away last year, ahead of our ‘12 Hour Gameathon’ tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/x2mZTc91dI— New College Doncaster (@ncdoncaster) June 15, 2021
Very proud of @WestLoCollege Preparation for Health and Social Care students who’ve designed and built a beautiful outdoor #wellbeing space for all students on campus. Great support from their lecturer @marion_darling with help from construction lecturer @JuliaHo79111869 pic.twitter.com/vmhMcqwfgj— Jackie Galbraith (@JackieGalbraith) June 15, 2021
Joint statement with @SFCA_info and 10 education bodies opposing government plans to remove funding for BTEC qualifications https://t.co/ROiJWhMORE— UNISON - UK's largest union (@unisontheunion) June 15, 2021
Many 16 year olds may be left with no viable pathway or progress into higher education or skilled employment#ProtectStudentChoice!
Great to see all of these Peers saying informed, positive & helpful things about post-16 education. Great debate to start the Skills Bill off in the Lords. Really nice summary as well - thanks @JBelgutay #SkillsBill https://t.co/hJYvoT5pFp— David Hughes (@AoCDavidH) June 16, 2021