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Easel does it

Finishing touches – gifted artist Andy Jenkins, drawdown manager HQ BFG ES Branch, finds painting a very rewarding pastimeBielefeld resident Andy Jenkins kept his vast artistic talents hidden during his Army career, but nowadays he’s happy to share his passion for painting with the BFG community. 

The former Senior NCO spends at least seven hours a week creating vivid landscapes from his imagination that perfectly capture the beauty of nature. 

Andy “paints from the heart” and has a natural gift for conveying an emotion to the viewer.

“I’ve been an artist all my life. I sold my first oil painting aged 10. It was of a clown,” says Andy, who served in the RLC for 22 years and now works for HQ BFG ES Branch as a drawdown manager.

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What a year!

Pupils attending King’s Vocational Hub were trilled to receive a combined total of 102 vocational qualifications, together with 41 GCSE maths, English and Functional Skills qualificationsSince PSPS was rebranded and restructured as King’s Vocational Hub (KVH) and became an integral part of King’s School in September 2015, it has enjoyed phenomenal success in such a short period of time.  

When it first opened its doors this time last year, 51 students enrolled on numerous vocational courses ranging from engineering, customer services, hairdressing, fitness instruction, warehousing and storage, and business administration, to STLS and employability.

In January 2016, KVH opened its doors for the first time in the newly renovated building previously used for King’s School boarders.  

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Targeting teambuilding

The Bielefeld Welfare and Community Support Teams enjoyed a day of teambuilding and training at Church House at Lubbecke on August 29.

After coffee on arrival, everyone set about learning the art of archery – this included several lost arrows ending in the field next door.

Having had much laughter and fun, all participants enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the chefs at Church House – the reputation of the food at Church House is second to none.

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King’s School top results

Sixth form pupils at King’s school were thrilled to receive their exam results on August 18Another great year at King’s School in Gütersloh has been recognised by the excellent standard of results received by pupils on August 18 for A Level & Level 3 BTEC.  

Alex Foreman, Headteacher, said: “We are so pleased with the commitment, effort and success of our students and delighted this has been reflected in the stunning results our students have achieved. 

“This year, the hard work of the students and the dedication of the teachers has resulted in record breaking A Level results at King’s and I am so proud of everyone.”

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