Myerscough College FE floristry students have showed off their skills to royalty after being asked to prepare flowers for the Queen’s visit last year.
The students, who are studying either City & Guilds or BTEC Diplomas, created a number of floral designs including buttonholes, table arrangements and a large scale screen of flowers, which were used to decorate the large barn at the college’s Lee Farm.
Her Majesty’s visit to Lee Farm formed a private, last leg of her visit to Lancashire, where earlier in the day she had met staff and students at Myerscough’s Lodge farm and Livery Yard. At Lee Farm, the Queen met with around a hundred tenant farmers from the Duchy of Lancaster’s estate.
A spokesperson for the Duchy praised the students involved for their skill, saying: ‘’The Royal party’s visit to Lee Farm saw a barn beautifully dressed by floristry students from the college.’’
The students prepared the displays under the guidance of tutor, Susanna Brandon, who said: "It was a fantastic opportunity, as well as a great honour, for our students to be involved in the preparation of such a high profile event and we are delighted that our designs were able to do it justice."
Student, Gabriella Ward commented: “It was an amazing experience, it has really improved my confidence and I am so proud!”
Fellow student, Fiona Osborne, added: “It was an absolute privilege to represent the college as part of the team that created flowers for Her Majesty. I am immensely proud and thankful for the opportunity to take part.”
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by Dave Salmon