Kingston Maurward’s Level 3 Floristry students have been treated to a recent industry visit to national floristry wholesaler Country Baskets.
Thanks to a Facebook post by the wholesaler seeking Colleges to work with, tutor Tracey Nadin contacted the company who laid on a generous day of demonstrations and workshops at their Bristol outlet.
The twenty eight Level 2 and Level 3 Floristry diploma students took advantage of the company’s specialty – silk flowers – with the Level 2 students creating an Alice band for assessment; whilst the Level 3 students put on a demonstration for the public.
Tracy Rowbottom, Country Baskets’ Creative Development Manager, put feelers out to colleges to promote good working relationships between wholesalers and their customers creating solid links with industry.
Tutor Tracey Nadin said: “The trip was a really worthwhile experience for the students – they gained some valuable skills and knowledge from Country Baskets and we look forward to working closely with them in future.”