Floristry tutor teaches outreach learners

Tutor Rebecca Tiller was approached by the SAL Outreach Team who wondered if she could deliver a 4 week off site course to learners in Englefield Green. This pilot scheme proved to be most successful, attracting learners who had not worked with flowers before. The course included a craft element and Rebecca’s learners were thrilled to participate in the Royal Egham Show.

The course went very well and the group, although small, actually won 4 prizes!

SAL put in entries in 3 different classes. The floral themed class Goodwood, which could be either based on motor racing or horse racing, a modern or contemporary table centre or a hand tied bouquet. The group won 1st in the Goodwood, 1st and 2nd in the table centre, and 3rd in the hand-tied bouquet.

Some of the learners had never worked with flowers previously and they were overwhelmed with joy to not only achieve but win!