After months of planning, learners on the Aberdare campus celebrated their success at a glitzy ‘Red Carpet’ event, earlier this month.
Course Tutor Karen Fenn, welcomed the learners, staff and guests and explained how the event came to fruition.
At the start of the academic year learners studying on Hair & Beauty courses at Aberdare campus worked as a group on their Enterprise unit of their Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification; undertaking research on room utilisation. Their findings culminated in the idea of event hire – hence the inspiration for a Proms Night, where each learner would be recognised for their work.
The first awards of the evening were presented by tutor Hayley Broom who congratulated the learners on the work they have undertaken throughout the year and also the displays exhibited during the event. She stressed how some of the learners had overcome difficulties to achieve the grades and encouraged them to keep up the good work. In third place was Natasha Malpas, second place Tiffany Evans and Student of the Year Level One – Kelly Dempsey. Level One learners Chloe Y. Jones and Melissa Scacia thanked all their tutors for the skills they had taught them, with a special mention for Sam Roach, who unfortunately was unable to attend.
Receiving awards for Level Two were, in third place – Jodie Davies for her outstanding overall knowledge of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification, Second place – Sarah Edevane for her determination in completing the qualification and Student of the Year Level Two - Laura Williamson, who ‘has the potential to go a long way in the industry’.
Before presenting the Beauty Awards, tutor Denise Williams complimented the learners on their outfits and emphasised what a difficult decision it had been to choose the award winners; third place was awarded to Shauna Maudy, second to Stephanie Phillips and Student of the Year to Hannah Darch – who had worked hard and persevered to complete the qualification. She also contributed to external activities and was always smiling! Sarah Stone and Angharad Vaughan, Level 2 learners thanked Karen Fenn and Pam Wilson for their support throughout the year.
Members of staff from various departments were thanked for their attendance and involvement in the Proms, Hospitality & Catering learners for providing refreshments and the DJ for supplying the evenings disco.