Talented student reaches national finals of the World Skills UK competition
Level 3 Media Make-up student, Darcey Armstrong was selected to compete in the national finals of the World Skills UK (WSUK) competition after winning over the judges in the regional heats.
World Skills UK is a charity that collaborates between employers, education, and governments to raise standards in technical education and apprenticeships, so that more young people and employers can succeed.
This week, a total of 500 finalists from across the UK will compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in over 60 different categories. Darcey will be representing the RNN Group, along with Jessie Roberts in the “Creative Media Make-up” category at Blackpool and The Fylde College on Wednesday. If successful, she could be in with a chance of representing the UK in the “Skills Olympics” in France in 2024.
Speaking on this, Darcey said: “I’m very excited to be competing in the national finals this year. I feel the challenges of the competition have really helped me grow into the artist I am today, especially with the transition to my new university course at the University of the Arts London – London College of Fashion. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates on the day! I’m also looking forward to watching the live event at North Notts College on 25th November.”
As the lead ambassador for WSUK at North Notts College, Curriculum Manager, Karen Connole is always on the lookout for potential talent. She was full of praise on Darcey reaching the national finals, stating: “To be in the top 8 students in the UK for the Media Make-up category is a great achievement. I have seen Darcey flourish over the years and I am so proud of how far she has come. I wish her the best of look on Wednesday.”
She went on to say: “My aim is to train more staff to be a skills ambassador, so that we can scout out excelling students like Darcey and put them forward to compete at WSUK. It is a great way for them to kickstart their career and become recognised in their field of work.”
The medal ceremony will be held on Friday 25 November at 16:00 by apprentice and TV journalist Steph McGovern from the studios of Steph’s Packed Lunch. You can tune in to watch a live stream of the medal ceremony, here: https://www.worldskillsuk.org/skills/national-finals-2022-ceremony/
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