Fenland media students scoop medals at top awards

Pictured at the VMI competition at WorldSkills UK are, from left, Callum Hurrell, 17, Karolina Luksyte, 19, Ali Kellythorn, 19, Rhys Rose, 20, Paul Gibson (programme manager for creative arts), James Stewart, 17, Brodie Rake, 17, and Sophie Davies, 18.
Pictured at the VMI competition at WorldSkills UK are, from left, Callum Hurrell, 17, Karolina Luksyte, 19, Ali Kellythorn, 19, Rhys Rose, 20, Paul Gibson (programme manager for creative arts), James Stewart, 17, Brodie Rake, 17, and Sophie Davies, 18.

Media students from the College of West Anglia brought home both the silver and bronze medals from the Video Moving Image Competition, held at the prestigious Worldskills UK final at Birmingham NEC.

Students Sophie Davies, James Stewart, Callum Hurrell, Brodie Rake and Karolina Luksyte, from both the Wisbech and King’s Lynn campuses, and Alison Kellythorn and Rhys Rose, who are now at university, made up the two college teams at the event.
They were up against competitors from Salford City College, East Kent College and North East Surrey College of Technology.
The competition brief was to create a three-and-a-half to four-minute video on the theme of ‘future successes and dreams of the future’.
In the end, the competition was incredibly close. There was only a three per cent difference in points between gold and bronze, which equates to around four points out of 300.
College principal David Pomfret, who visited the students during the event, said: “What a fantastic achievement. The students’ professionalism, calmness, creativity, confidence and skills are a credit to the College of West Anglia.”
• Pictured at the event are, from left, Callum Hurrell, Karolina Luksyte, Ali Kellythorn, Rhys Rose, Paul Gibson (programme manager for creative arts), James Stewart, Brodie Rake and Sophie Davies. Photo: SUPPLIED