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    Mayor joins students for Fairtrade food

    STUDENTS at Buxton & Leek College stood up for farmers when they sat down for breakfast with High Peak Mayor Stewart Young. Teenagers were encouraged to think about what they were putting on their plates and whether those producing it were getting a fair deal during Fairtrade Fortnight which began on February 29. And, in…

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    Hair students aiming to colour their way to London

    Charlotte Trivett from the College’s Buxton Campus and Natalie McGlinchey and Freya Andrew from Leek Campus will travel down to Walsall College on April 19 to compete in the regional heat of Wella’s Xposure competition.  The talented trio won their places in the contest after planning a commercial cut and colour using Wella products, creating…

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    Kit car project puts students to the test

    MOTOR vehicle students at Buxton & Leek College are putting their learning to the test in rebuilding their own kit car. A group of six learners on the Level 2 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair course are putting in extra hours at the College’s training centre, on the Harpur Hill Business Park at Buxton, to…

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    Students get stuck in to aid refugee project

    CARING students from Buxton & Leek College have been moving mountains to help refugees from war-torn Syria. Three teenagers studying for their BTECs in Media at the College’s Buxton campus have worked hard to shift mountains of donated clothing, sort it, bag it and get it ready for shipping from Buxton’s High Peak Refugee Support…

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    Carers get a chance to put their feet up

    CARERS in Derbyshire are looking forward to some much deserved `me time` with a revitalising pampering session at Buxton & Leek College’s salon in the Devonshire Dome. Level 2 Beauty students at the college will be giving members of the Buxton group of the  Derbyshire Carers Association the full works with a facial and either…

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    Six of the best to compete in catering contest

    SIX young catering students will be representing Buxton & Leek College in a prestigious national competition to find the best emerging talent in the hospitality industry. Two teams of three students have won places in the regional heats of the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or contest earning their college £500 worth of catering equipment – with…