Staff and students from the Hairdressing and Beauty departments at Penwith College “had a ball” this week to celebrate the end of yet another successful year. The Oasis salon has been the busiest it has ever been this year giving the students plenty of time to practise their skills and gain practical experience. The end of year ball was also the venue to award the most deserving their student of the year prizes.
For Hairdressing these were: Level 1 Student of the Year – Katie Hollow, Level 2 Student of the year – Becky Cornish and Sarah Hosking, Level 3 Student of the year award Chesley Gribben.
Certificates of excellence were also awarded to: Level 1 – Josie Gould, Katie Hollow, Level 2 – Tonia Ley, Lee Turner, Tracey Carley, Louise Prodger, Becky Cornish, Sarah Hosking, Tegan Harvey, Level 3 – Chesley Gribben, Diana Fox
Outstanding Achievement Award went to Becky Hirst
Retail sales award went to Becky Cornish
For Beauty Therapy Awards went to:
Level 2: Recognition of achievement: Zoe-Ann Pearce, Recognition of effort: Kym Fitzharris, Student of the Year: Zoe Smitheram, Receptionist of the Year: Sarah Waters
Level 3: Recognition of achievement: James England, Recognition of effort: Andrew Annis, Student of the Year: Mia Galbraith
Retail sales award went to Aimee Skinner
Receptionist of the Year went to Sarah Waters. Sarah demonstrated her natural ability to sell products and promote services to clients and guests. She was very focused on customer care, had good product knowledge, and despite the busy times in the reception area, she was able to keep a cool head whist maintaining a professional and friendly manner at all times.
Jo Lello-Dunn, Beauty Lecturer said, “We are really proud of all of the students’ achievement. It has been a busy year and so many of the students have made amazing progress not only with respect to their skills but also with their confidence in dealing with clients and making recommendations. “
Val Tredrea, Hairdressing Course Coordinator said, “So many of the student have done so well that it was hard to select student of the year. We have done a number of new projects this year including the carnival, Cornish skills and the hair and beauty gala, all of which enrich the students learning experience.”