Taster session said it with flowers

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A FLORISTRY taster-session at Hucknall College failed to blossom in terms of the number of potential students it attracted.

But those who did take part labelled the event blooming marvellous as they received hands-on experience of working with flowers at the college on Portland Road.

Visitors worked with a tutor for two hours and created their own arrangements, which they took home with them at the end of the session.

The initiative was arranged under the banner ‘Have A Go’, which is part of national Colleges Week.

It gives potential students the chance to earn hands-on experience of a range of skills and to find out about different courses and career opportunities open to them.

Colleges Week is an annual celebration of the vital role played by colleges across the country in providing people and businesses in the UK with the opportunities they need to succeed.

This year’s theme has been ‘Connecting With Communities’, which is aimed at showcasing what is on offer at local colleges for the benefit of residents.

Nicola Grimshaw, of New College Nottingham (ncn), which runs Hucknall College, said: “The floristry session went well, despite the low number who took part. Those who were there got to take home a lovely arrangement that they worked hard on.”

OUR PHOTO shows visitor Nahaeed Raja (second from right), of Nottingham, with (from left) floristry technician Luann Thompson, floristry tutor Catherine Hampson, the college’s faculty administrator Monika Wolanska and floristry lecturer Tracey White — DISPIC NHUD11-2519-3.