Students from the North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College group triumphed over the weekend at the WorldSkills UK National Finals at The Skills Show at the NEC, scooping a gold and a silver medal.
The finals were the last stage in a number of local and regional competitions that have been taking place over the last year, with over 600 finalists going head-to-head to compete for a coveted spot on the podium.
Among the winners was Danny Lane, from 19 from Hinckley, who triumphed with gold in the Culinary Skills competition, where he created a number of dishes including Eastern European finger food and vegetarian fine dining courses.
Joshua Langford, aged 18, was also awarded a gold medal, this time in the Media Make-up Body competition for his stunning 'Around the World in 80 Days’ themed piece.
Students also triumphed in the Inclusive Skills finals which are designed for students at foundation level.
Jadie Harrison, aged 19 from Broughton Astley, scooped gold in the Health & Social competition where she was tasked to conduct a health and safety and risk assessment on a teenager’s bedroom, impressing judges with her knowledge and professionalism.
Heather Hollingworth, aged 19, from Leicester, and Alex Hunt, 21 from Enderby, were each awarded silver in the Video Moving Image competition. The duo produced a 15 minute radio tribute to the late David Bowie.
Pictured: Heather and Alex:
Marion Plant OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of the college group, said: “This is such a fantastic achievement and a testament to the hard work and dedication of the students and their lecturers. The work they produced demonstrated an exceptional level of skill and we are extremely proud of their success.
“Competitions are such an important part of our College culture. By promoting a competitive spirit, we encourage students to test their skills and push their boundaries. Congratulations to all those involved, we look forward to following their future careers and achievements.”
Publication date: Wednesday 23rd November 2016