Fenland students win awards at World Skills final

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg with members of the CWA World Skills Delivery Team led by Carole Gallagher (second from right) ANL-141119-111040001
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg with members of the CWA World Skills Delivery Team led by Carole Gallagher (second from right) ANL-141119-111040001
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Students from the College of West Anglia met Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg after winning medals at a national competition.

Students gained a silver medal, bronze and a highly commend at the annual World Skills UK competition.

The World Skills 2014 national final was held at the NEC in Birmingham and featured more than 600 finalists from across the UK. They were competing in 45 skills areas.

The college’s Robert Carter secured a silver in advanced plumbing, Michelle Brett won bronze in media make-up and Rebecca Youngs was highly commended in the same subject.

In addition, Sophie Girton was commended in the hairdressing competition and James Simpson was commended in the welding competition.

The Deputy Prime Minister was among the visitors to the event.

College principal David Pomfret said: “This is our best year so far in the competition with 38 students’ entries in the regional qualifying round earlier this year, helping us to secure places for Robert, Michelle, Rebecca, Sophie and James at the national finals.

“As a passionate advocate of skills competitions in general and of World Skills in particular, I have committed the college to support our students throughout their learning and the national recognition earned by these five is a source of great pride for the teaching staff and myself.”