Christie Brown with Principal Suzanne Duncan

Christie Proves She's Blooming Marvellous

Tue, 2002-01-01 00:00

Young floristry student Christie Brown has picked up a Student of the Month award at Monday Evening’s ceremony at East Durham College.

The former Parkside Sports College pupil joined 12 other winners who were also singled out for awards in recognition of for their hard work and endeavour on their respective courses.

Christie, 16, from Crook, joined the Level 1 Floristry course this September and has really impressed lecturers and fellow students alike so far on the course.

Christie was praised at the awards ceremony by floristry lecturer Sue Lee for her hard work and dedication on the course and also for the help she gives other students within the class.

Sue said: “Christie has been fantastic since joining the course. She has attended all lessons and always gives her all in class.

“Christie has a great confidence in class and her work is always to a high standard. When not working on her own projects, Christie is a great team player too.

“We have a group of mature students who join us on a Friday morning and they are full of praise for Christie as she is always friendly and there to aid these students when they need help.”

And a proud Christie was happy to receive the award and loves been part of the floristry course at the College’s Houghall Campus in Durham.

She said: “It was a huge surprise to be selected for the award but I am very grateful to Sue for selecting me.

“I love being able to get up and go to Houghall on a morning knowing I’m going to be learning about something I love.”

And once Christie finishes her studies and has spent some time working in the industry she ultimately hopes to go on to teach the subject she loves, passing on her knowledge to other generations of floristry students.

“I’m loving helping other people in the class and teaching other students the things that I have already learnt.

“Once I have completed my course I want to continue work in the floristry industry and hopefully one day become a teacher myself and teach the next generation of florists,” Christie added.