TyneMet College is delighted to announce that a Level 2 hairdressing student has won the first heat of a World skills Inter College Competition coming first against students from Northumberland College.

With creativity and ideas all round, the first heat of the Inter College Hairdressing Competition was hosted by TyneMet College, in their professional salon Retreat on-campus. First place in this heat was awarded to Dionne Stubbs-Marr, 17, from Wallsend, who is studying at TyneMet College on a Level 2 Hairdressing course, beating fellow student Lauren Waite,17, from North Shields, who was awarded 3rd place and two  students from Northumberland College. Dionne’s ‘Ladies Evening Style’ hair design was critiqued highly in the areas of; creativity, neatness, no pins showing and degree of difficulty - she will now advance to the next stage of the heats where she will be competing against other winners of first round heats.

The first heat of the Inter College Beauty Therapy Competition was also hosted by TyneMet College, this time against Hartlepool College - second and third places were won by TyneMet, Level 2 Beauty Therapy students, Amber Hughes, 17, and Jade Williams, 17, both from Wallsend. Despite being awarded high marks in the categories of; skill of makeup application, finish and overall look, both students were unlucky and were pipped to the post by a Hartlepool College student.

TyneMet College Catering students travelled to Darlington College for the first heats of the Inter College Catering Competition - their task was to; prepare, cook and present two portions of sauté chicken chasseur using one whole chicken, whilst adhering to specific guidelines relating to; advance preparation, cooking time and ingredients. Level 2 Professional Diploma in Cookery students from TyneMet Billy Robinson, 17, from Ashington was awarded 2nd place and Reece Rob, 18, from North Shields, was awarded 5th place.

Joanne Hewison, Head of Service and Business Enterprises, TyneMet College, said:

“I am thrilled that Dionne was awarded first place, she worked professionally to ensure that her hair design was glamorous whilst also adhering to the set brief.

“We are so proud of all of our talented students and I would like to offer them congratulations on the highly ranked places that they achieved.

“All of the TyneMet students showed professionalism and determination in their chosen field and were fantastic ambassadors for the College; the students said that the all enjoyed taking part in these challenges.”

For more information about vocational courses at TyneMet College, call and speak to a Student Advisor on 0191 229 5000, email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk or visit www.tynemet.ac.uk