Bury College students have been participating in the Greater Manchester Colleges Skills Competition and have been rewarded for their hard work by finishing in the top two in several areas.

The competition involves students from Colleges throughout Greater Manchester competing against one another in different technical skills competitions.

During the event, Bury College hosted the Performing Arts section of the competition with many other students travelling to Colleges throughout Greater Manchester to compete in other subject areas.

Andy Tomlinson, Head of School of Performance at Bury College, commented:  “The incredible atmosphere in the competitions this year, is a testament to their value and the unforgettable opportunity they offer our learners to engage, develop, and increase their skills and talent. All our students have done themselves proud, and I'm already looking forward to next year’s competition.”

See below for a list detailing our incredible success:

  • Art and Design: Overall Runners-Up
  • Construction: Overall Runners-Up
  • Enterprise and Travel/Tourism: Enterprise Level 2 Winners
  • Hair and Beauty: Joint Overall Winners
  • Health and Childcare and Early Years: Runners-up in Early Years competition
  • Hospitality:    Level 1 Bread – Winner
                            Level 2 Professional Cookery – Runners-Up
                            Level 2/3 Professional Cookery - Runners-Up
  • Music and Performing Arts: Musical Theatre Level 2 Winners

Joan Scott, Trafford College Group Skills Specialist, added: “Across the GM Colleges, these competitions are one of the highlights of our academic year. They provide an exciting opportunity for our learners to showcase the high-quality technical skills that they have learnt during their time at college.”

The GMColleges Skills Competition aims to raise the profile of technical skills in Greater Manchester and offers students, trainees and apprentices a chance to challenge, benchmark and raise their skills by taking part in competitions across a range of sectors. Click here for more information.