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College students collaborate on eerie exhibition for Halloween

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  • News date: Nov '22
  • News author: Liam Waite

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VISITORS were in for a spooky surprise at Lakes College this week – thanks to the creative work of the college’s students to stage an eerie exhibition for Halloween.

Learners from the hair and beauty classes worked as a team to give the training heads used in their workshops a sinister new look.

And the creepy collaboration didn’t end there as art students then used themed backgrounds and spooky lighting to stage a Halloween photoshoot with the heads.

The result was a collection of chilling creations which tied in with the seasonal mood this week.

The students had been set a task by their lecturers to come up with a team-based activity to promote their departments.

And with Halloween approaching they decided this petrifying project would be the perfect way to work together.

Sophiemarie Wordsworth, who is studying a Level 2 Diploma in Ladies & Gents Hairdressing, said the project could inspire young students to express themselves.

She said: “We did it all as a team and it was quite a creative process.”

Leah Chisholm, who is Sophiemarie’s classmate, said: “When I came to Lakes College I didn’t really like mixing with other people but projects like this have helped me to get out of my comfort zone and grow in confidence.

“We experimented with talc, hair extensions and other stuff to come up with our designs as a team.

“It’s the first time we’ve done anything like that but I’d like to do something similar again.”

Students from all three areas helped to come up with spooky makeup and crazy hair and the results were then photographed in front of a Halloween-themed background and lighting.

Hair lecturer Nicola Underwood said: “The purpose of the event was to get each course to collaborate and communicate.

“The learners worked well together, engaged with the ideas and gained new skills which will help them moving forward in their careers.

“They adapted in situations they’d never been in before and what was great was that they got to express themselves in different ways and have full creative freedom.”