THE Art Department at King’s Ely is celebrating huge success at the National Fashion and Textiles Awards after winning three top prizes.

A Level Textiles student Jessica Nurse was awarded First Prize in the prestigious competition. Mia Takehara was runner up and Highly Commended, and Holly Parker was Commended. These impressive achievements by King’s Ely students make the school the overall winner of the competition.

The highly competitive event celebrates the diverse range of fashion design produced for A Level by students aged 16 to 19. This type of success also plays a major role in university applications and relevant employment.

A total of seven pieces of work out of a shortlist of 20 were designed by King’s Ely students. All shortlisted entries were exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching Show March 2016, held at Olympia in London last week, where the announcement was made.

Alison Rhodes, Director of Art at King’s Ely Senior, commented: “This is a fantastic award and one that all of my A Level students have worked so hard to achieve. I would like to congratulate all of our students on submitting such inventive outcomes showing a highly individual approach to project requirements.”

“Anyone who knows King’s Ely has been aware for a long time of the outstanding quality of the work our students achieve in this area,” added Principal, Sue Freestone.

“It is wonderful that they have achieved this national recognition of the talent and industry that goes into their creations.”

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