Celebration of WorldSkills entries

Celebration of WorldSkills entries

Well done to everyone who supported our students to enter biggest competition for colleges, WorldSkills!

Aspire Restaurant hosted a special celebratory event for staff and students who took part in the contest which resulted in three medals in the UK finals in November.

Stephanie Kelly scooped gold and Joely McGahey clinched silver in the nail section thanks to tutor Jacqui O’Sullivan while Ben Metcalfe won a silver in patisserie and confectionary with expert guidance from Mark Apsley-Hooper and Carol Brown.

Principal Lesley Davies said: “Competition stretches you. It’s a great career move to take part. You have a higher skills base and your name is everywhere. Thank you to the tutors that made this possible.”

Thanking staff for their extra-curricular support of students, Director of Adult Learning Joan Scott said: “It was so good to recognise everyone’s hard work, commitment and skill level.”

Rick Poole mentored fitness instructor entries while Lisa Radcliffe and Petra Heim were recognised for mentoring our finalist in Health and Social Care.