Bradford College celebrated the success of its students during a special Style Awards Evening Ceremony.
The Awards Ceremony took place earlier this week and saw Beauty Therapy, Hospitality and Catering and Travel and Tourism students rewarded for their achievement, commitment and hard work. Special Awards were presented for the following categories: Outstanding Contribution and Positive Adaptation Awards.
During the awards evening, over 150 award winners, nominees and guests were treated to an exclusive catwalk show. The participating models from Bradford College’s Style Academy, College Hair and Beauty Therapy students were responsible for the models’ hair and make-up. The innovative Style Academy is a joint collaboration between Bradford College and Morton Gledhill – one of the country’s leading modelling training agencies working with Photography, Beauty, Hair and Fashions skills based around the world of catwalk fashion.
The Style Awards is a result of the success of students from the Style Academy which delivers practical solutions for newly qualified people wanting to secure work in the current economic climate. The Style Academy is creating a new breed of employee with the right qualifications, the right attitude and the confidence to add value to any business. The missing additional skills often cited nationally by employers across all sectors.
During the innovative event, the stars of the catwalk modelled clothing supplied by New Look (Halifax Branch), Coco Boo, Harvey’s of Halifax and The Left Bank in Huddersfield, whilst Catering and Hospitality students provided the buffet for the evening.
Debbie Forsythe-Conroy, Assistant Principal Young People and Quality, elaborating further on the Style Academy said: “All students enrolled on a vocational programme have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications through the unique Style Academy. Working with Morton Gledhill, students are given the opportunity to learn about styling, image, deportment, confidence, etiquette and effective communication.”
Michele Sutton, OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Bradford College was delighted to present awards to students along with prizes donated by sponsors.
Hair and Beauty students created cutting edge looks for Travel and Tourism students, who took to the catwalk at the high profile fashion show.
Event Organiser Hayley Lomas watched with pride as the award winning students accepted their accolades and commented: “This Awards evening is a fantastic way of celebrating our students’ success. The evening not only rewarded students’ commitment, hard work and achievement but allowed students an opportunity to showcase their talents in their chosen industries. We are delighted we secured involvement from some excellent well-known fashion companies such as New Look, Coco Boo, Harvey’s of Halifax and The Left Bank.”