Union makes its mark on town

PUBLISHED: 15:44 19 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:19 10 June 2010

TIMES are changing at Exmouth Communtiy College with a newly invigorated Student Union (SU) creating fresh links with the town. As the pupil group lived up to the school's name by becoming firmly involved in the local community, a new Magnolia Centre foca

TIMES are changing at Exmouth Communtiy College with a newly invigorated Student Union (SU) creating fresh links with the town.As the pupil group lived up to the school's name by becoming firmly involved in the local community, a new Magnolia Centre focal point will be designed by students.Replacing the current clock, the new piece of public landscaping will be based on a winning student design in a competition run by the SU.The Magnolia project comes off the back of a positive year for the student body, working alongside Town Management and other schools.Town Manager Tony Collins, who helped an SU project involve Brixington Junior School in creating a new mural to brighten the shopping arcade in Churchill Road, said: "Working with students from the College Council has been a terrific experience. Their passion and enthusiasm has been great and projects like this would simply not have happened without their help and support. "Students from the college are working with Town Management in a number of areas and regularly attend the marketing, promotion and communication subgroup where their input and views add real value."The Union has also been hard at work within college, liaising with catering staff on improving standards and healthy eating, PE departments on sport and leisure facilities, and providing a voice for the studentship.New SU president Jon Woodcraft was deputised by Will Youd and Lacey Budd, with committee members Julian Ashwin, Jevon Burns and Harry Griffin taking roles of secretary, web manager and finance officer.The Union proved an advocate for fellow students, dipping into a Youth Opportunities fund and recognising volunteer work through the V Awards. "The SU's passion for excellence both within the school and in the community is a model for students to follow," praised College Deputy Principal Graham Allen. "They have made informed contributions on many aspects of school and community life."The college SU is available via email at studentunion@exmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

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