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By Matthew Cox on 7 June 2018


The last time I wrote a blog piece I was just beginning the work experience I was given and even though I was excited I was also very nervous for what lay ahead. I had so many questions circling in my mind beforehand about the world of work but four weeks on from my first day of having a taste of working life I am now knowledgeable on what it will be like for the future.

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By Matthew Cox on 21 May 2018

In school I was used to being told what to do and not having any say in the matter. I had become used to the usual cycle of school life and could predict what I would be doing day by day, so when it came to completing my GCSEs I was excited to take the plunge into independence when starting a college course.

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By Tom George, Teacher of Art, Illustration and Photography on 21 May 2018

As requested by Northampton College, I recently took the lead on a trophy design project for the Northampton Logistic Awards 2018. The college has recently purchased a laser cutter, inspiring a new wave of creativity, opening doors of possibilities in production and accuracy almost impossible to achieve by hand. Using a laser beam to cut the trophies, we were able to cut complex shapes and engrave text to a variety of depths by altering the sensitivity of the beam.

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