East Durham College Take Home a Silver From The Harrogate Flower Show

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A talented team of students on floristry courses at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus recently exhibited at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show and were delighted to be awarded a Silver medal.

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The learners worked so hard before the competition creating a spectacular display incorporating many different floristry techniques

A talented team of students on floristry courses at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus recently exhibited at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show and were delighted to be awarded a Silver medal. The students from East Durham College are all on the Level 2 NPTC Floristry course and their lecturer, Sue Lee, is delighted by the great result and praised the team; “The learners worked so hard before the competition creating a spectacular display incorporating many different floristry techniques.”

The show took place on the 14th – 17th April and this year was only the third time that East Durham College had been asked to compete in the prestigious show. The College are firmly established as a force to be reckoned with in the floristry competitions in the North East; as last year the College took home a gold medal from the same ‘College Exhibition Stand Competition’.

The Prince of Wales is the patron of the North of England Horticultural Society and part of the society’s work is to organise the Harrogate Spring and Autumn Flower Shows at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The Harrogate Flower Shows are regarded as two of the most prestigious national flower shows in the gardening calendar and attract the very top exhibitors across the UK.

Colleges that took part in the event this year were asked to choose one of the charities supported by The Prince of Wales Charities and base their exhibit on representing the aims of that charity. The team from East Durham College, made up of 6 part time students, chose to represent The Prince’s Trust Team Programme. The Team Programme is a personal development programme that helps unemployed people aged 16-25 years get into education or work. The 12 week Programme has been offered for the first time at East Durham College Houghall Campus in January 2011. The 12 week programme is an innovative and proven way for young people who may have not had the best start in life at home or school to realise their potential through team building, work placements and skill building.

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About East Durham College: East Durham College are a further education college offering full and part time courses and training for people aged 16 and above. We specialise in a number of different courses including apprenticeships, A levels and further education Peterlee courses, as well as adult learning and staff training.

For more information, please contact Alistair Cummins-MacLeod (Marketing and Press Office) on 0191 518 8296 or 07979 756 808, or by emailing acm(at)eastdurham(dot)ac(dot)uk

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