FLOWER power paid off for Moreton Morrell College students who were awarded medals in a national competition.
Florists Renata Egan-Wyer and Jen Jones competed in the WorldSkills UK Final at the NEC in Birmingham.
Renata impressed judges and scooped the gold medal, while Jen Jones from Nottingham was presented with silver.
The students planned and created five different floral designs to demonstrate their skills and floristry technique.
After two days of competition, the medallists were announced at a gala dinner.
Course leader Jane Benefield said: “We are so proud of all of our students who competed in the WorldSkills UK competition and represented our college brilliantly.
“I was over the moon to see Jen win silver, and then when Renata won gold it really did top it off.
“At WCG we are huge advocates and supporters of WorldSkills and the opportunity the competitions present students, and we would like to congratulate all the of the competitors who reached this year’s finals.”
Renata added: “I am so pleased I decided to enter and still can’t believe I won the gold medal.
“We were all really tired at the end of the competition as it’s really hard going and tough but worth every minute. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my husband, Jane and the British Florists Association (BFA).”
Silver medal winner Jen , whose theme was ‘Christmas Wedding’, said it was great to see her hard work pay off and praised tutor Jane for her training and support.