23rd Feb, 2020

Moreton Morrell florist hopes to see success bloom abroad

Ian Hughes 24th Jan, 2020

A FLORISTRY at Moreton Morrell College is hoping to arrange success overseas.

Hannah Beckley has been named in the WorldSkills UK squad after a blossoming performance at the national championships.

She wowed the judges at the WorldSkills UK in Birmingham in November with her intricate arrangements demonstrating flair and creativity.

WorldSkills UK is a partnership between businesses, education and governments which aims to helps accelerates young people’s careers. The WorldSkills national championship provides squad selectors with the opportunity to observe talent and assemble a national training and development squad.

A final team will be selected to represent their country at the WorldSkills Europe event being held in Austria later this year.

Hannah will now undertake an intensive two-year programme that will see her receive training from some of the UK’s foremost floristry experts.

The training process, which will be fitted around their study and employment commitments, aims to bring them up to world class standard before the UK names its team to compete in the WorldSkills World Championships in Shanghai in 2021.

Hannah said: “I was really shocked when I found out I’d been named in the WorldSkills UK squad.

“It’s exciting but also quite overwhelming. WorldSkills is a really huge event – not only in the UK but across the whole world – and if I make it onto the final team then I’ll be competing among the most talented florists in Europe.

“I’m looking forward to starting the training and expanding my floristry skills, and hopefully getting picked to represent the UK at EuroSkills in September.”

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