A student from Stroud College, described by her tutor as “completely exceptional”, has scooped first place Gold in media make-up at the World Skills National Finals held in Cambridge last weekend.  Kate Gordon was one of 10 regional finalists competing for the title, with competitors basing their creations on ‘Life on Mars’.

Tutor Sarah Jordon, who travelled with Kate to the finals, said: “It’s a very testing competition, with internationally-renowned judges questioning the competitors, observing their application skills and looking at all aspects of health and safety – and that’s before they judge the creative result at the end!”

Kate said: “I had fantastic financial and teaching support from Stroud College to compete at World Skills. To win the finals is simply amazing, and a huge boost to my freelance career as a make-up artist.”

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