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Art of creativity and business at West Suffolk College




Students in Rome
Students in Rome

Advice from a top musician, witnessing the art of sculpting and a business project were among the latest creative-filled activities at West Suffolk College.

Singer Steve Harley, who topped the charts in 1975 with ‘Make Me Smile’, took part in a 90 minute question and answer session with music students at the college, in Bury.

Chris Shaw, Alex Sangster, Steve Harley
Chris Shaw, Alex Sangster, Steve Harley

Student Chris Shaw, 17, of Great Barton, said: “It was really interesting to me as a songwriter. I got a lot of insight into how he writes and where the inspiration comes from.”

Art and design students toured the studios of sculptor Laurence Edwards in Saxmundham and Halesworth.

They were able to see sculptures being created as well as works in progress.

Groups of young entrepreneurs were given £25 to invest during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Students tour a studio belonging to renowned sculptor Laurence Edwards
Students tour a studio belonging to renowned sculptor Laurence Edwards

After initiatives such as making popcorn, a Fifa tournament and a three course meal with a raffle and auction, they handed over a cheque for £3,306 to Terry Baxter, chief executive of Inspire Suffolk.

Mr Baxter said the money will support young people with difficulties to help them get their lives back on track.

Meanwhile, art and design students from the college and the University of Suffolk enjoyed a trip to Rome to see landmarks such as Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel.

Students present a cheque to Terry Baxter, of Inspire Suffolk
Students present a cheque to Terry Baxter, of Inspire Suffolk


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