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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

Thinking Like a Forest

We’re thrilled that Diana Beresford-Kroeger is speaking at the inaugural Black Mountains College Lecture at Hay (digital) Festival on May 31st.   Register and join us online. This got Ben thinking… we need to think like a forest.  My friend Keith can… 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

And now we are three…

We have a new-ish member of the team.  Emma Bald is now running our communications and marketing.  Emma's worked in marketing and communications for a couple of decades, running the Department of Health's and Department for Educations' digital campaigns for… 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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