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College apprentice competes in Worldskills Landscaping Final

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Kirsty Newberry, a Horticulture & Landscaping apprenticeship student at Wiltshire College & University Centre, has been in action at the Worldskills Landscaping Final

A Wiltshire College & University Centre student has been competing in the Worldskills Landscaping Final this month.

Horticulture & Landscaping apprenticeship student Kirsty Newberry was in action at the competition held at Myerscough College near Blackpool, going head-to-head against seven other finalists.

The eight competitors had to build a show garden 5m x 5m in size, with the project having to include groundwork preparation, hard and soft landscaping, paving, water feature construction, fencing, tree and shrub planting and turfing.

Other theory tests were also conducted along the way and included plant identification and regular questions and answer sessions build techniques, health and safety, industry best practices, risk assessments and how to use tools and equipment.

WorldSkills UK specialises in selecting and training young people to represent the UK at international competitions. The unique insights and global best practice it gathers as part of that work are shared with young people and educators across the UK.

The landscaping title was won by Cameron Barker of Steven Foxcroft Landscapes. Congratulations Kirsty on reaching the final.

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