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Students from the Floristry department entertained the local community and floral enthusiasts in a night of step by step demonstrations and insider tips for festive floral creations.
The evening saw students demonstrating luxury floral arrangements suitable for around the home at this time of year, ranging from traditional wreaths to alternative table centres and bouquets.
Each set of demonstrations saw level 2 and 3 students provide a step by step guide to producing the item, allowing members of the audience to take notes for their own attempts. All creations were raffled off at the end of the evening raising money for the college’s charity of the year, Cancer Research UK.
The evening also provided the general public with the opportunity to view the catwalk creations that the Floristry Department took to London as part of WorldSkills 2011 earlier in the year. Many attendees also took advantage of the delicately handcrafted decorations and arrangements created by the department.
The evening was sponsored by Floral Wholesaler, Metz, who kindly contributed many of the flowers used in the demonstrations, allowing all of the proceeds to go to charity.
Paul Raven, Head of Programmes for Floristry said:
“All of the students who took part did amazingly well. For some, this was the first time that they had demonstrated their skills in front of a live audience, but they were brilliant. The evening was a tremendous success and raised over £700 for Cancer Research UK.”
For those interested in gaining some floral inspiration, part-time beginner’s Floral Design courses will be starting at Northop College in January. For more information please call Northop College on 01352 841000 or visit the part time course section of our website http://www.deeside.ac.uk/courses/default-pt.asp?course=PT .
Image shows – Some of the students who demonstrated on the evening – Jenny Cady, Dawn Jones, Linda Roberts, Natalie Jones, Tricia Jones, Erica Farmer, Rebecca Marsden, Pauline Griffiths, Dawn Bream and Cathy Phillips.