Rotherham College makeup department “stunned” judges of Beacon Award

Rotherham College students were presented with a �5,000
Rotherham College students were presented with a �5,000

The staff of Rotherham College’s Hair and Media Makeup Department have celebrated their success at winning the Beacon Award with their students and key guests from The Edge Foundation, AoC and Rotherham Hospital.

There were speeches congratulating the department and students and the presentation of a cheque for £5,000.

The Hair and Media Make-up department stunned judges with their revolutionary course modules where students researched and created moulage effects, which are used to simulate the symptoms of illnesses and injuries on state of the art manikins.

Kelly Carr, curriculum leader of Media Make-up, said: “We were honoured to be nominated and win such a prestigious award and gain recognition for the full team effort, from staff, students and the NHS.

“The award has opened new avenues already such as working with the NHS, simulated aid developers, Sheffield Hallam University paramedic graduates and Leeds Beckett University who we deliver workshops to.”

Jane Samuels from the Edge Foundation said: “This initiative is fabulous, we’ve never seen anything quite like this.”