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Living in Circles

BMC’s vocational programme is now open for applications. We have developed our first offering in further education around three ‘future’ skills that we believe will be important and necessary as our economy transitions to a more sustainable footing.  We have… Read more

BMC’s campus

We are thrilled that we have secured a 50 year lease on Troed-yr-Harn Farm. Troed yr Harn farm is 1 mile south of Talgarth, and will be our launch campus.  We've been a bit quiet in the last year, but… Read more

October Newsletter – The lost open mind

Respect and open mindedness is essential for the planet-wide social transformation we need for our and millions of other species’ existence. Respecting opposing views enables debate, and develops understanding and empathy.  And empathy for future generations can help motivate the… Read more

The sound of a village, dreaming…

BMC itself is an invitation to dream. Can we dare to imagine a different higher education experience? One taught outdoors, based around re-connecting us to nature, bringing together all that we know about how humans learn to empower students to… Read more

Dreaming the Future

Building Back Better, The Great Reset, The Great Re-think, The Green Recovery, The New Normal, Not Back to Normal… the human race seems keen to use the global shutdown as a springboard for change. Everyone is talking about doing things… Read more

Inspiration from Vitra Campus

Libby went on a trip to Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein last week to imagine what a BMC campus could look like. The Swiss furniture manufacturer's campus is an architectural inspiration. The buildings work with the surrounding residential areas… Read more

The Black Mountains College Campus

ARWAIN works with Powys County Council to get local people, businesses and communities involved in delivering sustainable, innovative solutions to address some of the economic, social and environmental challenges facing Powys. ARWAIN funded our options appraisal project, which we ran… Read more

Growing Team – Community Training Coordinator

Amanda Page joined the team at the start of the year as our new Community Training Coordinator.  Amanda manages our vocational training programmes.  Amanda founded a Community Interest Company called Gap Learning that delivered a programme of courses for all ages… Read more

Discovery Day

Last week we held our first Discovery Day for our NVQ course in seasonal catering which will be on offer from September 2020. Five students from Gwernyfed High School came, along with their teacher.  They started with a tour of… Read more

The Story so Far

On a wintry night in 2016, with wind rattling the windows, Ben and his neighbour Owen talked about the frightening future that their young daughters would inherit. We all knew then and still know now that our society and our… Read more
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