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Students shine at The Skills Show 2013

Author: Barking & Dagenham College Published: 26th November 2013 11:11

Chloe shows off her ‘Glam Rock' style

Beauty student Chloe Peterkin, (17), from Grays, competed in the final of the Media Make-Up WorldSkills UK National Competition held at The Skills Show, after coming 2nd in the regional heats held in Portsmouth earlier in the year.

Lee Demmel, Headjogs Operations Manager at Barking & Dagenham College, who supported Chloe throughout her journey, says:

"The whole event was inspiring and gave the students and team involved experience to take away and use in preparation for future competitions."

Beauty student, Georgia Falzon, (16), from Dagenham models Chloe's creative ‘Glam Rock' look at The Skills Show 2013.

Students showcase skills

Barking & Dagenham College students led the way by running three ‘Have a Go' experiences for visitors at The Skills Show.

'Have a go' at Sport


Uniformed Services students, Madeleine Bottomley, (18), from Rainham and Linas Pajaujis, (19), from Grays got the opportunity to showcase their ‘Have a Go' Batack Fitness Test, to Theo Paphtis, from the well known BBC business programme Dragons' Den, and Welsh Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates AM.

Ken Skates AM and students look on as Entrepreneur, Theo Paphtis, trys out the Batack Fitness Test.


Have a Go' at Animation

Animation students encouraged visitors to ‘Have a Go' at stop motion animation, as they did a few months ago at the national launch of the Skills Show.

Foundation Degree in Animation student, Tom Gill, (20), from Ilford, who worked on the animation stand, says:

"It was a fantastic experience, I enjoyed every minute of it. It was great to pass on my knowledge to others, and speak to younger generations to see what they think about the subject I am studying."


Pictured: Phillip Newberry, Foundation Degree in Animation student, shows school children how to make a stop motion animation

Gazelle Colleges Group

Barking & Dagenham College, 1 of only 20 Gazelle Colleges in the UK, joined the Gazelle Colleges exhibition stand.

Students talked to visitors about how they benefit from studying in an entrepreneurial environment and demonstrated a number of CSI forensic activities taken from our recently opened Gazelle STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Centre.


Minister for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock MP, came to have a look.


Performing Arts


Performing Arts students danced their way onto the Showcase Stage with their performance titled ‘Music Scratch-Mix'. The show combined contemporary dance and tribal music, which created a mystical aura.


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