South Tyneside College’s support for a young people’s education initiative in Zimbabwe has taken a novel turn.

In 2014, through our Dr Winterbottom Charitable Fund, we donated around 10,000 books to the Youth Contact Centre music and creative arts collective in the town of Bulawayo.

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Overseas cadets studying at world-renowned South Shields Marine School are making waves by netting new roles alongside their studies.

They have thrown themselves in at the deep end to support high-flying South Shields Football Club - by volunteering as match day stewards.

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Players at the North East’s top rugby league club faced four seasons in one day when they undertook a unique team bonding challenge – with the support of Tyne Coast College (TCC).

Newcastle Thunder’s first team squad took the plunge into a state-of-the-art environmental pool at TCC’s Marine and Offshore Safety Training Centre (MOST) in South Shields.

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New careers at sea will be launched when South Shields Marine School opens its doors to potential Merchant Navy recruits on Saturday, November 13.

Our experts will be on hand to give advice to people considering a well-paid life on the ocean waves, from 10am to 2pm.

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South Shields Marine School’s experts are sparking an international fire safety collaboration into life in Africa.

They have provided vital technical know-how that is helping Kenya’s navy build its first specialist fire-fighting training centre.

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South Shields Marine School’s award-winning 3D modelling team is rewriting history – but it could take some time.

To keep pace with technology, the team is upgrading computer files which hold details of their ground-breaking work in ship and port digital modelling from more than 20 years.

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Maritime expert Simon Ashton has brought his career full circle by being named the new Principal of South Shields Marine School.

Simon, 46, began his training as an ambitious cadet at the marine school – the world’s oldest purpose-built maritime training centre – in 1993.

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South Shields Marine School has enhanced its status as a world-leading training centre through a £300,000 new generation systems upgrade.

Its world-class bridge simulators, on which seafarers learn their trade via cutting edge ship modelling and 3D visuals, now run on Norwegian technology firm Kongsberg’s latest K-Sim maritime software.

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South Shields Marine School’s Principal has hailed the success of a ‘virtual’ recruitment day on Saturday, November 28, which saw 130 would-be mariners sign-up for careers at sea.

Simon Ashton said he was thrilled so many people had committed their futures to the Merchant Navy from an event which connected his team to a global audience via an online portal.

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Seafarers taking courses at South Shields Marine School have been buoyed by the introduction of new technology to help them beat the coronavirus pandemic.

Those from as far afield as the Middle East and India are now able to access high-quality lessons online – ensuring lecturers can continue to deliver key learning all year round.

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