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Moreton Morrell floristry students prove themselves the pick of the bunch

Leamington Editorial 7th Nov, 2023   0

TWO students from Moreton Morrell College proved themselves the pick of the bunch at a national floristry competition.

Karen Massey and Katie Weekes were recognised for their excellent work at the prestigious FloriCon 2023.

FloriCon is an annual trade fair and conference weekend organised by the British Florist Association, with exhibitions, workshops, product and skills demonstrations celebrating the UK floristry industry.

This year’s event was held in Loughborough and saw Katie awarded Student of the Year by the Institute for Professional Florists while Karen won the award for the highest practical marks in her Level 4 exams.

Katie said: “It is wonderful to be recognised for my work and be named Student of the Year by a panel of my industry peers.

“Since joining Moreton Morrell College, the tutors have been so supportive in building my confidence and preparing me for competitions including the upcoming WorldSkills event.

“I am excited to be continuing my studies and will be returning to the college in the new year to begin my Level 5 qualification.”

Karen continued: “I am delighted to be recognised at FloriCon for the high quality of my practical work in this year’s exams.

“The course has challenged my technical skills and allowed me to experiment with flowers in a way which compliments the work produced in my shop.

“The tutors are always on hand with advice and support and I am looking forward to finishing my Level 5 course at the college in the new year.”

College tutor Zoe Rowlinson added: “The pair have worked very hard throughout their studies and these awards are a testament to their hard work and growth, I look forward to welcome them both back to Moreton Morrell College to continue their studies.”

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