A group of three Huddersfield New College students enjoyed a VIP visit to Huddersfield Town Football Club to gain inspiration for a special project they will complete as part of their A Level Graphic Communication studies next year. Ryan, Adrien and Joe enjoyed a backstage tour of the stadium and grounds in preparation for the Personal Investigation unit of their studies. This will see them undertake a major indepth project based on a theme, and producing a portfolio of work around this. The group have all chosen football as their topic and now will extend and develop their skills in the project which accounts for a proportion of their final A Level grade.  

Graphic Communication develops the ability to produce engaging literature and respond to briefs. Students on the course use a wide range of packages to produce graphical outcomes for activities such as advertising and packaging design, developing their creativity and skills. Each student’s work will be unique, but the visit to HTAFC allowed to gain inspiration from their surroundings. The group also were also lucky enough to meet HTAFC legend Andy Booth on their tour!

HNC has a partnership with HTAFC and is supporting the Club as it works towards the Premier League Equality Standards.

Gabriel Mellor, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Teaching and Learning says: “This was an inspirational experience for students, who enjoyed taking a look at the architecture and stadium surroundings in preparation for their personal investigations on their return in September. Learning does not always have to be in the classroom, and the visit is a great example of how we support students to stretch and challenge their own thinking. The group had some lively discussions about how the visit had inspired them and stimulated their initial ideas. As a huge football fan, I am really looking forward to seeing the final pieces of work!