Hairdressing students enjoy celebration awards night

June 26 2015

CITY of Bristol College staged an awards night last month as part of Adult Learners’ Week.

CITY of Bristol College staged an awards night last month as part of Adult Learners’ Week.

A total of 57 students were nominated for the 'Adult Hairdressing Student of the Year', out of a possible 97 from the college’s centres at College Green, Ashley Down, Soundwell and South Bristol Skills Academy at Hengrove.

Winners of Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 were unveiled at a recent presentation ceremony held in the Cabot Restaurant in Ashley Down.

The adult learners were set the criteria for the awards back in January, and these included punctuality, teamwork, good attitude, progress and a minimum of 88 per cent attendance by the end of last month.

Melanie Wherrett, a Soundwell-based learner, was the first recipient of the Level 1 award, with Maria Louise Scott, from the College Green centre, winning the Level 2 prize and Hayley Sollars, based at Ashley Down, winning the Level 3 award.

All nominees received a goody bag donated by college suppliers Capital Hair & Beauty, while the three winners each received a top-of-the-range pair of professional Tondeo Scissors donated by Wella.

Amanda Corbett, curriculum leader for Creative & Leisure, said: “We thought it would be fitting to hold the awards in Adult Learners’ Week and it was good to see so many of our learners nominated. They’ve all worked so hard.

“It really was a great night, and our catering students at Ashley Down laid on a nice spread of canapes for all the learners.

“The prizes for the three winners were fantastic too, and we thank Wella for that, but it was also nice that all the nominees took away something and I think the goody bags, kindly donated by Capital Hair & Beauty, went down really well.”