Wisbech hair and beauty students teach FACET tips and tricks of the trade
PUBLISHED: 16:02 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:02 02 November 2017
Students from the College of West Anglia (CWA) welcomed FACET into the training salon today (November 2) to teach them the tricks of the trade and for a 'pamper' day.
A variety of workshops were available from nail painting to hair styling.
This isn’t the first time CWA students worked with FACET - hair and beauty students provided similar services at the FACET summer ball.
Kris Harrold, FACET general manger, said: “This was an opportunity for my students to use equipment and tools which we can’t provide them with, and hopefully they’ll learn a few beauty tips along the way.”
Based in March, FACET provides training and day care for adults with disabilities. The charity currently has 137 students who attend classes, and four teachers who run gateway qualifications in catering, retail, employability and English.
The college also teaches carpentry and horticulture, and students can sell their woodworks and plants on-site, or through the four FACET charity shops which are located in March, Chatteris and Whittlesey.
In late September, hair and beauty students from CWA provided FACET students with complementary services for their summer ball.
At the time, Natazha Green, teaching support officer for creative arts hair and beauty, had hoped that it would be the start of a strong relationship between the colleges, and this certainly seems to be the case.
Natazha organised for FACET students to attend the ‘pamper’ workshop about hair, skin and makeup at CWA.
Mr Harrold said: ‘Developing confidence is the biggest factor here. My students are unlikely to have been in a college environment the size of CWA, so it was great for them experience it for themselves, and see where the hair and beauty students work.
“It was also an opportunity for them to use equipment and tools which we can’t provide them with, and hopefully they’ll learn a few beauty tips along the way!”
Natazha is looking forward to working with FACET again, and believes it will be of huge benefit.
She said: “This was an opportunity for CWA students to work with clients who have lower-level learning disabilities, which is great equality and diversity training for them.
“In addition, it was an opportunity to be the teachers, and not the students, that will provide them with a sense of professionalism and independence. It was also a chance for them to showcase the skills they have learned to date.”