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Moreton Morrell florists prove themselves the pick of the bunch

Leamington Editorial 20th Sep, 2023   0

BUDDING florists from Moreton Morrell College have proved themselves the pick of the bunch at an international competition.

Five students from WCG’s Moreton Morrell College struck gold as they claimed the top spot in the first ever Student Team Competition at the Interflora World Cup, held in Manchester.

The competition saw the college’s team of Level 5 students compete against four other teams to create the best sculpture based on this year’s World Cup theme of the Manchester Worker Bee.

Their first-place floral design featured a yellow, purple and cream colour scheme made of an array of bee-friendly flowers including orchids, chrysanthemums and lavender that incorporated a honeycomb pattern into the layering.

The winning team consisted of Jane Horton, Hannah Beckley, Alexandra Bolton, Sarah Williams and Heather Marshall.

Their design focused on using sustainable sourced flowers, with the team having only 50 minutes during the competition to cover their structure with more than 75 per cent of plant material.

The team were commended for both their creativity and use of sustainable materials, with the sculpture’s base being built using an unused piece of chicken wire frame found at Moreton Morrell College, while the leaves, branches and organic material were also sourced from the college grounds.

Jane said: “The World Cup was an incredible experience and to win the student competition was amazing. We worked really hard as a team to prepare for the competition and are delighted to have come away with the win.”

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