Capel Manor College’s floristry students attended the New Covent Garden Flower Market College Day earlier this month and won second place in the College Day competition.
The aim of the College Day is to introduce the next generation of florists to the workings of the Flower Market, the heart of the country’s floristry industry and to the art of purchasing; it was attended by nearly 400 students from across the country.
Natalie Revett, Head of Floristry believes “Opportunities like the New Covent Garden Market College Day help to prepare students for the industry and their future careers. Encouraging them to work as a team and allowing them to demonstrate their floristry knowledge and engage with the atmosphere and experience of what the Flower Market is all about.”
The students were tasked with creating a wreath for the front cover of Country Living magazine’s Christmas issue, equipped with a budget of £30 and an Oasis foam wreath, they had to source material from the Flower Market, design and create the wreath in just 2.5 hours. The UK Floristry Judges Guild and the Covent Garden Market Authority judged the competition.
Capel’s School of Floristry is now offering courses at the Flower Market and is proud to be the Flower Market’s on-site educational provider and looking forward to the exciting transformation starting next year, the Market will be undergoing major redevelopment and landmark renovation to provide cutting edge facilities for the florists of the future.