College students remember tutor

Giovanna Mula who died of cancer last year
Giovanna Mula who died of cancer last year

COLLEGE students will showcase their creative talents at a Summer Arts Evening in memory of a former tutor tonight.

St John Rigby College will host its annual mid-summer artists celebration with exhibits of art, graphics and photographic work along with live performances of dance, music and drama developed for the current season.

The event, between 5pm and 7pm, is in memory of former English tutor Giovanna Mula who passed away last summer.

She died at the age of 48 after being diagnosed with cancer. The mother-of-one had dedicated more than 20 years to working at the college in Orrell.

David Darby, high school liaison manager at the college, said: “Our summer arts evening is an annual event to celebrate the excellent work that takes place in the division.

“In so many different subjects, our students have produced outstanding work as coursework submissions, or as voluntary participation in the development of Creative Arts.

“We believe that the energy and originality of our students deserves a wider audience, so we are delighted to share with you just a sample of the work that has been completed in the current academic year.

“Visit the gallery of submissions in fine art, graphics and photography, enjoy music for a summer evening, browse short films, magazine and marketing media and enjoy the spectacle of drama, dance and storytelling. Giovanna was a creative and committed teacher who would have loved this event.”

The Giovanna Mula Endeavour Award will be given to one student who has shown to have made a valuable contribution to the college and has work diligently.

Division leader James Gresty said: “I am delighted at the quality and diversity of work in this year’s exhibition. It demonstrates that there is real talent emerging from our young people today who are to be credited on their imagination and professionalism. Much of the work would stand in degree show displays.”