Carnival party to launch college

A celebration event will be held to mark the merger of Lanarkshire colleges on Friday, November 1.

Wednesday, 30th October 2013, 2:55 pm

Students of Cumbernauld College will be treated to a carnival celebration on the first day of New College Lanarkshire - the name decided for the new ‘super college’.

Cumbernauld College and Motherwell College will officially merge on Friday, November 1.

Coatbridge College will, however, join the new institution - New College Lanarkshire - in April next year.

To mark this important milestone, a number of activities will take place in both Cumbernauld and Motherwell colleges throughout the day.

Activities include magician shows, cartoon artist demonstrations and a hula hoop show.

Students will also be able to capture their first day in the new college in the Flashpod Photobooth.

A launch event will be held on Friday, and principle designate, Martin McGuire will officially open New College Lanarkshire with the four students who helped design and create the new logo.

The News and Chronicle will have a report and pictures from the launch day in the next edition.