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College of West Anglia students bring a touch of glamour to Wisbech care home




Students from the College of West Anglia (CWA) Orchard House Care Home, Wisbech to makeover the residents for a Hollywood-style fashion show.

Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia’s (CWA) Wisbech campus visited Orchard House, which is home to residents with a wide range of care needs.

CWA work placement and careers co-ordinator, Hayley Rudd, said:“The idea was to help the dementia patients at the home evoke memories of classic films they may have seen previously. Our performing arts department have lent Amanda Wilkinson, healthcare assistant and team leader at Orchard House, costumes for the show and cwa work placement and careers coordinator for hair and beauty. Natalie Fletcher, took students across to put the finishing touches to their hair and make-up.”

Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia gave residents a film star look. (31892171)
Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia gave residents a film star look. (31892171)

Inspiration for the fashion show was taken from a variety of different Hollywood movies, including Aladdin, Mamma Mia and the Great Gatsby.

Level 2 Beauty student, Justine Horton, said: “It was really good seeing the residents happy with their hair and make-up. It was exciting doing it for the experience.”

Level 2 Beauty student, Abby Magor, said: “It was a really good experience seeing how happy the residents were when they had their make-up done.”

Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia gave residents a film star look. (31892202)
Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia gave residents a film star look. (31892202)

Level 2 Hair – Jordan Merry said: “It was a good experience meeting new people and be and being able to pamper the clients.”

Senior marketing officer, Robi Chowdhury, of RCH Care Homes said: “We can’t be thankful enough to the students from the college who have spent their time with our residents. They were attentive and cheered our residents up.”

Natalie Fletcher, course director of Level 1 Hairdressing and Beauty, said: “All students worked well during the event, acted very professional and they enjoyed supporting the event by creating different hair and make-up styles using their skills they have learnt at college.”

Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia gave residents a film star look. (31892277)
Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia gave residents a film star look. (31892277)

CWA hair and beauty students who attended on the day were; Rachel Penny, Georgina Barnes, Emily Hilton, Jordan Merry, Katherine Bird, Charlotte Campling, Jenni Cooper, Abby Mayor, Justine Horton.

Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia gave residents a film star look. (31892289)
Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia gave residents a film star look. (31892289)
Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia gave residents a film star look. (31892209)
Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia gave residents a film star look. (31892209)
Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia gave residents a film star look. (31892242)
Hair and beauty students from the College of West Anglia gave residents a film star look. (31892242)

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