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THE OLYMPIC TORCH COMES TO BARNET AND SOUTHGATE COLLEGE!

THE OLYMPIC TORCH COMES TO BARNET AND SOUTHGATE COLLEGE!

THE OLYMPIC TORCH COMES TO BARNET AND SOUTHGATE COLLEGE!

Barnet and Southgate College was proud to be part of the Olympic Torch Relay on Wednesday 25th July. The Olympic Torch entourage arrived on Campus with the Torch, and twenty torch bearers, they stopped at the College for a brief break and briefing session. Then the Torch was reignited and passed onto another torch bearer, right outside the College Reception. Staff brought their families along for an exciting and historic day, and for a glimpse of an Olympic Torch!

At 15.37 the Torch came onto the Southgate Campus and the Torch Bearer was 13 year old Lauren Englefield from Potters Bar. Then at 15.58 the Torch was re-lit from a lantern to a new Torch and the Bearer was 33 year old Kelly Nodding-Scott, from Enfield.

Continuing the Olympic theme, the College is also proud to announce that four talented Students from the Catering, Hairdressing and Beauty Departments, are all currently working in the Olympic Village, meeting the athletes and officials. Hairdressing student Carolina Lopez will be working in the Athletes Salon and the Media Salon at the Olympic Village.

Carolina Lopez said: "I'm so excited! The amount of famous athletes I will meet is going to be an amazing opportunity and such an honour. I find what they do so inspirational, that I think by doing their hair before they compete could actually help their performance - in a way I'm helping them achieve their Gold medal success. I can't wait!'

Also working in the Olympic Salon are Beauty students, Wazmha Amendy and Nil Adin. And, Catering student, Debbie Grimmond will be working at the Olympic Village as a Chef. All four students were chosen from hundreds of applications and then interviewed to gain their positions at the Olympic Village.

Debbie Grimmond said: 'I'll be assisting the Executive Chefs, helping plan and design menus for all the athletes and attending dignitaries, I'll also be responsible for twenty other catering staff in my 'pod', of which there will be four at the Olympic Village, all serving different cuisines, I'm working within the British cuisine 'pod'. I'm so excited, especially as I'm part of a team that will be introduced to the Royal family when they visit the Olympic Village!'

David Byrne, Principal of Barnet and Southgate College said:

'Barnet and Southgate College is honoured to be hosting the Olympic Torch Relay at the Southgate Campus, it's a fantastic opportunity for the College to be part of such a historic event in London. We're also extremely proud of all of our students working in the Olympic Village this summer. Their achievements are testament to the high quality of skills they have gained in catering, hairdressing and beauty, whilst studying at the College.'

 

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