East Riding College hosted an open air cinema event to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the new college.
Hundreds of visitors flocked to the St Mary’s Walk campus to spend a special evening watching two films at the free event.
The event was open to students, staff, ex-students and Bridlington residents and was attended by over 300 guests.
To mark the anniversary of the opening of the Bridlington campus, the College’s ‘class of 2009’ were also invited as special VIPs for the evening.
Alongside the movie double bill, there were children’s activities and food and drink vendors.
Mike Welsh, Principal and Chief Executive of East Riding College said, “It was an amazing community event, I think everyone had a great time. Princess Fiona and Shrek even made a surprise appearance and kept the children entertained! Since the campus was rebuilt in 2009 we’ve trained literally thousands of young people and adults, bringing millions of pounds worth of funding to the town. We’ve employed hundreds of people over the years too, and it was lovely to see so many of our staff and their families enjoying the event too.”
Alongside the cinema event and almost ten years to the day that the new campus opened its doors at St Mary’s Walk, artist and alumna Pam Davies returned to the college to see the installation of her sculpture ‘Anima Mundi – The Soul of the World’ at its new home at the St Mary’s Walk entrance.
The bronze statue was originally installed at the College’s old Gallows Lane site in Beverley at the start of the millennium and has now found a new –and rather fitting – home at the College’s coastal campus to mark the 10 year anniversary of the campus opening.