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Leicester College student wins bronze at WorldSkills UK Live


Leicester College student Bridie Kilby competed in the WorldSkills UK Live competition for painting and decorating and came third taking the bronze position.

Bridie said: “I spent time practising at college. It has been a great opportunity and exciting to be able to compete. The highlight of this whole experience is just being here and being part of it.”

The WorldSkills UK Live competitions were held at the NEC in Birmingham, from 15-17 November showcasing talent from across the country. It is the UK’s largest interactive apprenticeship skills and careers event.

Bridie has competed twice before in the junior and regional competition, winning gold, which leads her to compete in the national finals.

Due to her pole position this year, Bridie will have the chance to go straight to the national finals at WorldSkills 2019 next year and be committed to representing Team GB at WorldSkills in Shanghai 2021.

Her tutor Kirk Staines (programme lead for painting and decorating) said: “I feel extremely proud Bridie, she has worked so hard not just over the last for days, but the last four years. She has been getting better, constantly looking for ways to improve her time, efficiency and skill.”

We also had a second winner in the Health and Social Care competition, Amber Sykes came second in the WorldSkills Inclusive Competitions for entry/level 1 courses. Amber qualified for the competition in Spring 2018. It is exciting to see another area competing this year.

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