Two students studying on the Bridging course at Pembrokeshire College recently took part in the Skills Competition Wales Final in Horticulture.
Held on the 26th June at Pembrokeshire College, Ephiny Matchwick and Adam Noke put their skills to the test in the Inclusive Skills Horticulture competition.
As part of the competition Ephiny and Adam were required to prepare a seasonal planter. The competition was designed test competitors knowledge and skills in the following areas: health and safety, horticulture, garden design, creativity, plant knowledge and planting skills.
Ephiny and Adam had just one hour to prepare and present their ‘Spring Planter’ using plants from a given selection. The students started by creating a plan before filling their pots with compost and arranging their plants.
Roger Mathias from the Burns Foundation was judge for the day and had the difficult decision of picking the winner. After much deliberation the gold award went to Ephiny with the silver going to Adam.
Course tutor for Bridging, Michelle Henderson commented: “Both students did exceptionally well working under pressure and to a strict time constraint. We are really pleased with the work they produced and would like to extend a big thank you to Roger for giving up his time to come along and judge the competition.”