Salford City College onboard this year’s Boatfest team

Salford City College Graphic Design students are ‘on board’ as far as organisation for the annual charity Boatfest event.

Hosted in Irlam, Salford, the event has asked students to design posters, flyers and banners for the festival in July. This comes as they hope the College will have even more involvement with the occasion in future.

Now in its sixth year, Boatfest is an annual charity music festival held in the grounds of the Boathouse Inn, Ferry Road, Irlam. It is back and preparing for an even bigger and better event for 2017.

Boatfest is part of the non-profit organisation ‘The Young People Project’. The event creates a fantastic weekend of live entertainment for the Salford community. It will also showcase the best talent in the area. All profits made will go back to the children of Irlam and Cadishead through primary schools or other community projects.

Organisers are eager for young people to get involved with the arrangements; not least to find budding young people to take over event organisation in the future.

Dave Hartley, one of the key organisers said, “Boatfest is primarily to raise money for young kids, to help promote their health and overall wellbeing, so to have other kids help out is ideal.

“I also have to say it is fantastic how enthusiastic the staff and students at Salford City College have been. We’re doing all we can raising funds for primary age children but we feel it’s equally as important to give older students the best start to their careers”.

He continued, “By having them [young people] involved now, we hope someday, some of them will be organising Boatfest themselves”.

David Holcroft, Graphic Design Tutor at Salford City College said, “It’s a pleasure to work with such a worthy cause. Helping to support young people in the local area holds true to Salford City College’s values. We’re honoured to be able to uphold them by working with The Young People Project”.

Karl Robinson, a BTEC Extended Diploma Graphic Design student, who is involved with the project added to this. “This kind of experience is sure to give me the confidence to do more live work in future”, he said.

The two-day event starts at noon on Saturday 22 July. The entry fee is £4 for adults and under 16s go free. Check out Boatfest Irlam on Facebook for more.

TNT Education

Photo Credit: Salford City College


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