A DAVENTRY college student reached the national finals of a vocational skills competition.
Elizabeth Bateman, hairdressing student from Northampton College in Daventry, fought off strong competition to make it through to the finals of the Skills Show held in Birmingham recently. Watched by hundreds of visitors there were displays of a range of skills from floristry to IT.
To qualify Elizabeth went up against more than 300 applicants across the UK and was one of only 15 to make it to the finals.
Elizabeth’s tutor, Sonia Martin, said: “We are so proud of Elizabeth. She was so focused and unfazed by the amount of people watching and it was great to see her overcome her nerves. She spent hours practising beforehand and came into college daily – she now wants to do it all again.”