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Hairdressing students showcase skills at Masquerade Ball Halloween photoshoot

04 November 2022
NWRC Halloween hairstyle

Masquerade Ball at Tower Museum

Level 3 Diploma Hairdressing students from North West Regional College recently showcased their work at the Tower Museum as part of Derry and Strabane District Council’s Hallowe’en celebrations.

The Masquerade Ball showcase, which is part of Project Based Learning, allowed students to develop both their transversal and creative skills.

Annette Smith, Project Based Learning Co-Ordinator at NWRC said: “The students began research for their Project Based Learning assignment in September.

“Working with a live brief from Derry and Strabane District Council we were delighted to hold a photo and video shoot at the historic Tower Museum which gave us a fantastic location to showcase the work.

“Last year students held a similar showcase at the Guildhall, and we plan similar events in the future. Congratulations to all our students and their lecturers for the immense effort that went into making this event such a success. A totally enjoyable, highly proactive, and innovative learning experience.”

For this project lecturers at NWRC were able to remove the limitations of the traditional classroom setting by combining Project Based Learning with cloud-based technology-enhanced learning. Technology Enhanced Learning tools made the learning environment a digital, inspiring, exciting, and innovative space to learn.

Annette continued: “All students will be assessed on this live brief enhancing the quality of teaching and learning and in turn making them more employable in industry and their work placements.

“Our ethos is that Learning is fun, we encouraged creativity and lots of thinking outside of the box.”

You can view the video here:

The students and lecturers

<p>Lecturers and Hairdressing students pictured with the Mayor Sandra Duffy. </p>

Lecturers and Hairdressing students pictured with the Mayor Sandra Duffy.

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