Riverside College beauty and complementary therapy students have been highly successful at the recent North West UK Skills competition walking away with either gold, silver or bronze in every section they entered.
The successful students walked away with one gold, one silver and two bronze awards in the competition, which is dubbed to be the student Olympics!
Beauty students Sarah Martindale, from Widnes, won gold in the beauty nails section and Ellie Parkinson, from Widnes, a previous student of Knowsley Hey School, took silver in Beauty Therapy.
Complementary Therapy students Tracey McMahon, from Widnes took home a bronze in reflexology and Katrina Ogden, from Widnes was awarded the bronze in aromatherapy.
Sarah Martindale said, “The competition was intense. There were so many other Colleges there; I was so made up to get the gold! Our tutors have been amazing preparing us for the competition, and to have the opportunity to go to the finals and put this gold award on my CV when I’m looking for a job is really going to help me stand out!”
Lyn Rhodes, Head of Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies at Riverside College said, “I am delighted that the students have been so successful in the competition. They beat off stiff competition from the region and we are now looking forward to taking them to the national finals!”
All of the winners now go through to the national finals, and if successful there their will represent Great Britain at the International Skills Competition which is being hosted in London this year.
There are still a few places remaining on Riverside College’s Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapy and Media Makeup courses for this September. Go to www.riversidecollege.ac.uk to apply.