Capel floristry students ‘deck the halls’ this season

Capel Manor College’s floristry students have had a busy couple of weeks creating arrangements for two high profile events.

Students on the Floristry Advanced Diploma (Level 3) created 83 stunning autumnal centre-piece arrangements for the Association of Colleges’ Gala Dinner, part of their 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition. This annual event brings together the further education sector to learn, develop, influence, support and exchange information.

Festive flower arrangements were also created for the annual AoC London Parliamentary Reception in the Strangers’ Dining Room, at the House of Commons and was sponsored by Rt Hon Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham. The reception served as an opportunity to celebrate the contribution London’s further education and sixth form colleges make to social mobility and economic prosperity in our city. Attendees included MPs, college Principals and CEOs, Governors, senior leaders in colleges and key stakeholders.

The evening started with Rt Hon Stephen Timms welcoming the attendees and reinforcing the key role that colleges play in delivering excellent education and training and helping build the highly skilled workforce which the country needs now more than ever in light of Brexit. He thanked the students from Capel Manor College who had created the beautiful flower arrangements and introduced Eddie Playfair, Principal of Newham Sixth Form College, who spoke about the progression opportunities students enjoy from college and the impact colleges have on individual lives, families and communities.

Four of the students along with their tutor were able to attend the event and chat to guests and MPs.

Keep up with the latest floristry trends at London’s Capel Manor College, we have a wide-range of full and part-time floral design courses starting throughout the year.
2017 AoC parliamentary reception_Students and Stephen Timms

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