The 'Creative Styling' School Links Competition 2010

A team of Year 10 pupils have retuned victories from the annual 'Creative Styling' School Links Competition 2010, winning an impressive 11 medals, including 4 golds.

East Durham College took a team of 20 Year 10 pupils from Dene, Elmore, Easington and Wellfield Schools to compete at the event. The pupils study every week at the College as part of the Vocation Skills programme, run in conjunction with the local East Durham schools.

The students competed in 7 hair and beauty categories, such as; Hair by Days, Creative Styling on a Mannequin Head, Evening Elegance and Party Style Hair.

From Dene School, Peterlee; Chelsea Fletcher, aged 14, won two golds in the Men’s Styling and Hair by Days categories - and Leanne Anderson, aged 15, took gold in Evening Elegance. From Easington School Nicole Brewster, aged 15, added to the team’s haul of golds in the Party Nights category.

Simon Smith, Curriculum Leader for Hair & Beauty at East Durham College, commented: “The students and staff have worked extremely hard in preparing for the competition and the results each year are amazing, well done to everyone.”

Angela Johnston, a Hairdressing Lecturer at the College, who lead the team, added: “I was thrilled with the efforts of everyone who took part, they were a smashing group and deserve a lot of credit for their achievement.”

This year’s competition was once again held at Kirkley Hall in Northumberland, on 27th April. The competition was organised by Northumberland College specifically for Year 10 and 11 hairdressing and beauty therapy pupils.

The full results of the East Durham team were as follows:

Dene School
1st Y10 Men’s Styling – Chelsea Fletcher
1st Y10 Hair by Days – Chelsea Fletcher
1st Y10 Evening Elegance – Leanne Anderson
2nd Y10 Hair by Days - Ellen Dobie
2nd Y10 Creative Styling – Leanne Anderson

Elmore School
3rd Y10 Hair by Days – Thomas Middleton

Easington School
1st Y10 Party Nights – Nicole Brewster
3rd Y10 Creative Styling – Hannah Cook

Wellfield School
2nd Y10 Men’s Styling - Danielle Ridden
3rd Y10 Evening Elegance - Katie Hopkins