Students showcase their flower power for Queen’s Jubilee

Ladies sitting_with_flowers_homepageReading Minster was awash with roses, chrysanthemums and delphiniums at the weekend thanks to students from East Berkshire College's Windsor Campus. Six talented students, who are all on the part-time contemporary flower arranging course, were invited to create some beautiful displays for the special remembrance service on Sunday (27th May) to mark the Queen's Jubilee.

The student florists and their lecturer, Liz Aston, showcased their creative skills by decorating Reading Minster with two stunning pedestals and two window arrangements for the event.

Part-time student Maureen Salter (from Windsor) was one of the individuals responsible for the colourful creations:

"I have never created a display on this scale before, so it was very exciting. It was wonderful to work with such beautiful flowers and a real honour to be able to contribute to the jubilee celebrations.

"I thoroughly enjoy the flower arranging classes at the College. I find it very relaxing to go to the class at the end of the day and it is a brilliant skill to learn. My family and friends can even appreciate the benefits of the course as I often put together bouquets, baskets and table decorations for them."

Sessional lecturer Liz Aston, who is also a freelance florist, explains: "The College was thrilled to be asked to create some contemporary flower arrangements for the service. The students were extremely enthusiastic about the project and have worked really hard to produce some truly beautiful installations."

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