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Guildford College Scoop Silver at World Skills UK National Finals

Posted on 02 December 2019
World Skills 2019

Summer-Jane Jackson wins a silver award in the Body Art category of World Skills UK National Finals

Three talented Guildford College Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up students made it to this year’s UK National Finals of World Skills competition which recently took place at the NEC in Birmingham.

Having progressed through the regional heats whilst studying at the College, competition entrants Summer-Jane Jackson, Chloe Madico and Charlotte Nash have now progressed on to working within the industry or studying at university but still maintain close links with the Beauty Department and their tutor and mentor Jaceyann Smith and all chose to represent Guildford College at the competition.

Summer-Jane placed silver in the Body-Art category with her stunning interpretation on the theme ‘Weather Patterns’. A creation based on how different weather affects a tree, her intricate artwork featured glowing make-up paint which lit up under an ultra violet light.

Chloe Madico and Charlotte Nash, who placed 1st and 2nd in the Commercial Make-Up category of the London and South East Regional Finals competition, went on to create stunning looks based around the theme ‘Going Viral’.

A global competition, World Skills showcases the talents of young people from across the world and encourages them to be the best in their skill of choice. It is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world that truly reflects global industry.

With more than 80,000 spectators attending the event, almost 500 young people entered the UK finals competition from across 70 disciplines as diverse as Aircraft Maintenance to 3D Game Design, Cabinet Making, Plumbing to Beauty Therapy and Cyber Security.

The girls’ tutor and mentor at Guildford College, Jaceyann Smith, who guided and supported them throughout their journey to the finals said: “I’m so proud of all three of them. Their hard work and commitment during their time on their course has paid off and they are great ambassadors for the college. This is the third year running we have made the UK finals and I am delighted that my students get to showcase their outstanding talent at this prestigious event."

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