Floristry students from Deeside College recently treated the ladies of Mynydd Isa’s Women’s Institute to an insightful demonstration on flower arranging.
The eight students showcased the skills they’ve developed thanks to studying level 2 and 3 courses in Floristry at the College’s Northop Campus. While creating breathtaking traditional and modern arrangements as well as hand ties using a wide range of flowers the group gave advice and guidance on how to arrange and care for flowers at home.
Deeside College’s Northop Campus is renowned within the floristry industry for delivering outstanding training. Whilst studying at the College students develop the practical and design skills required to work in the industry and many progress straight into employment after completing their course.
Paul Raven, Programme Area Manager for Floristry and Horticulture at Deeside College said: “I am extremely proud of the students. For some this was their first time demonstrating in front of an audience but there were no signs of nerves. This kind of opportunity is typical of those we offer our floristry students. It allows them to practice their skills and help them to grow in confidence.”
Emma Green from Chester said: “I’m really glad I was offered the chance to demonstrate at this event. It has helped my confidence and will also strengthen my CV.”
Pat Roberts, President of the Mynydd Isa Women’s Institute said: “I’d like to thank the students of Deeside College for providing us with such an interesting and enjoyable evening. The arrangements they created were truly spectacular and I’m sure our ladies will be putting the tips they gave us to use at home.”