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Celebratory Book designed by Peterborough College Graphic Design Students

We are so proud of our Level 3 Graphic Design students; Philia Perekekeme & Louise Nicholls who were commissioned by Friends & Service Users of St George’s Community Hydrotherapy Pool to design a Book of Commemoration to celebrate 10 wonderful years the pool has supported and helped people across the City.

The St George’s Friends wanted a high quality, well designed book as an enduring record of the pool. The aim was to highlight the successes and achievements over ten years and share the experience of people coming to the pool, a record that users and stakeholders can enjoy.

Karen Oldale, St George’s Friends and Service Users Lead, Said “The students have exceeded our expectations.  Not only have they designed a delightfully colourful and attractive book, but we were impressed by their initiative, professionalism and sensitivity to the brief.”

Graphic Design student Philia (Eta) Perekeme said “I have always loved designing work for others individually, but this project showed me how valuable a team can be. Working under others or within a group setting is a valuable skill to have in any capacity, but even more so within the design industry. I am grateful to have such a good lead on this project, as well as some great clients to work for. I can only hope that my future work in the industry can be as educational as this project.”

“I have really enjoyed working on this project as it has helped me improve my communication skills with a client. This is an important part of the design industry that will help with future work and with my Digital Arts course at University Centre Peterborough.” Stated student Louise Nichols

Digby Chacksfield, Graphic Design Lecturer said, “The BTEC level 3 Graphic Design course equips students with professional skills and knowledge enabling them to apply for jobs or begin to work freelance after completing the course.  We pride ourselves on seeing students gain the confidence to take on work like the St George’s commission. I am immensely proud of the professional conduct of the student from liaising with the client to producing an industry quality final outcome.  Our students are ready to work early on in the course and by the time they are finished are extremely well equipped to enter the industry or continue onto university.”

Rachel Nicholls, Principal at Peterborough College  “I am so proud of the fantastic work the graphic design students at Peterborough College have produced as part of this project.  Participating in real-life project briefs brings courses to life and ensures that our students are employment focussed and job ready. We are pleased that we were able to support St Georges Hydrotherapy Pool and recognise the brilliant contribution they make to the Peterborough Community.”

The Commemoration book which Phila and Louise designed can be viewed here

Added September 2021