Sunday, 24 September 2017

Flower arrangers in skills display

A HEAT for the World Skills competition in floristry was held in Peppard.

A HEAT for the World Skills competition in floristry was held in Peppard.

Seven people aged 17 to 22 took part in the event at the Greenshoots charity’s base at Manor Farm.

They had to complete three tasks, including making a cushion arrangement and a wedding bouquet or corsage.

They worked in the greenhouse and displayed their work, which was judged by representatives from Keits College in Hertfordshire.

Angela Fordham, from Grassroots, said: “They all produced some stunning work and it was a glorious day for them.”

The winner of the intermediate class was Zoe Rawlinson and the winner of the advanced class was Samantha Evans, both from Oxford.

They will now go through to the UK Skills final in Birmingham later this year before the World Skills competition is held in Leipzig.

The competition is held every two years and includes hundreds of skilled young people from around the world gathering to compete in the skills of their various trades.

The competitors enjoyed a buffet lunch and handmade cakes provided by the Ways & Means Trust in Caversham.

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