Creative students keep eyes on prizes

Students at Tyne Metropolitan College in North Shields have been given prizes for getting to the art of the matter.

Final-year students took home prizes in a range of creative categories, as well as being given the chance to show off their talents at an end-of-year exhibition.

Dawn Wilson, a graphic design student, won an award for excellence.

She said: “The end-of-year show provides all students with an excellent vehicle to showcase all of the hard work they have put in.

“It is a celebration and a feeling of excitement and achievement. I feel proud.”

Fellow graphic design student Lisa Young was given the prize for longest distance travelled.

A photography award went to to Zoe Sharpe, with Alex Gould as runner-up.

The award for graphic design was claimed by Connor Jackson, with Georgia Hill in second place.

The fashion and textiles prize went to Andrea Jurmakova, with Sophie Ward as runner-up.

The fine art award was won by Phamie Burke, with Bethan Waghorn as runner-up.

A fashion show was also held, and it was opened by Queen Alexandra Sixth Form head Denise Bolton.

She said: “Year on year, the show gets bigger.

“This is a celebration of the creative studios and the students who have worked very hard to achieve great things.”

The students’ prizes were supplied by Whitley Bay Rotary Club.