Floristry students support Writtle Harvest Festival

September 2020

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Level Three Floristry students at Writtle University College (WUC) have created floral designs for the local harvest festival. All Saints Church in Writtle will display the students' work during their annual service.

Floristry lecturer Helen Sheard said: "Our students are delighted to have the opportunity to support the local community. They have enjoyed designing arrangements that will be in keeping with the festival. We would like to thank All Saints Church for offering our students the chance to gain hands-on experience in a professional setting."

The floristry students created two large floral designs to celebrate the harvest. They incorporated a range of flowers, including Gerbera, Sunflowers, Gladiolus, Soliaster, and a mix of foliages. The students always consider the environmental impact of their work so chose not to use floral foam, a manmade product that is non-biodegradable. 

WUC's floristry courses currently offer blending teaching, allowing students to combine socially distanced in-person learning and virtual lessons on expert theory. Workrooms and study areas have been rearranged to allow safe adherence to government guidelines.

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry provides a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge to help students progress to employment or further learning and training within the floristry industry. For more information visit