Thousands Of Visitors Get Hands-on At Suffolk Show

Thousands Of Visitors Get Hands-on At Suffolk Show

Thousands flocked to the Skills Discovery Zone at the Suffolk Show to try a variety of hands-on demonstrations offered by the students from Suffolk New College.

But it was the Hair and Beauty area that stole the show, with the students winning the ‘Dick Hollins Memorial Cup’ for the Best Working Demonstration. Hair and Beauty students were on hand offering show visitors an exciting range of nail treatments along with hairstyling, including plaiting, twisting, curling and straightening.

Kate Rupp, Programme Leader in Hairdressing said:

We think it’s fantastic – the students have worked really hard and it’s a great platform for us to showcase our Suffolk New College courses and a taste of what our students do.”

There was something to interest everyone, including trying your hand at dj-ing to designing characters for games with our Media and Design students. Our IT students were also present showing their skills in building computers.

The Catering & Hospitality students assisted the visitors in piping the final touches to a selection of sweet and savoury canapés, a ‘sniff’ competition, a picnic display, cocktail and smoothie samples and displaying informative video clips.

Elsewhere, Construction students from Suffolk New College, Easton & Otley College and West Suffolk College showed their skills in competing in Painting and Decoration, Bricklaying and Carpentry competitions.

Painting and Decorating student Jason Thorpe said:

Everyone should be really proud – it was a good competition.

Carpentry student Charlie Lyall added: It’s been a good two days and I have learnt a lot.”

The Automotive team had a display of customised vehicles/panels which had been created by the students. Business, Health & Child Care students hosted various activities. The Business students created a ‘Name the Logo’ competition, alongside the Travel & Tourism students who managed the ‘Make a flag of the world’ competition & find the capital cities of the world. Our Care students supported the visitors in creating a caterpillar, face masks and wooden key rings.

Public Services students gave visitors the chance to display their leadership and teamwork through various activities using different outdoor apparatus.