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Ellie Daynes Presenting At Sustainability Challenge

Grimsby Institute Student, Ellie Daynes, Is A Finalist In The Waterline Student Sustainability Challenge

Grimsby Institute is pleased to announce that Ellie Daynes (one of our art learners) has reached the final of the Waterline Student Sustainability Challenge. Ellie entered the Arts & Creativity category and now finds herself in the final two. She recently presented her ideas to the judging panel in Hull, but will not know the outcome until October at the Summit Event. The Waterline Student Sustainability Challenge is open to students from the ages of 9 to 18 in the Humber region. It gives students the opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment around us by creating and developing their own solutions to the current problems we face.

Ellie has worked hard alongside other learners from several colleges across North East Lincolnshire. It is an amazing achievement, and we wish Ellie the best of luck with the final in October.

Ellie said: “My idea proposes an advert to show why you should wash with cold water in your washing machine rather than hot to save energy. It is aimed at adults, mostly parents, and is a simple fact that can reach a larger audience. It benefits the earth and the individual themselves. Presenting my idea went extremely well, everyone was welcoming and asked me some great questions, it was looked at thoroughly and thought about. I was extremely nervous at first however due to how nice everyone was I felt like I fit in and could confidently present my idea.”

Grimsby Institute Lecturer, Gillian Jackson, Wins Educator of the Year at The Professional Beauty Awards

Gillian Jackson, who is a programme leader for Hair & Beauty, has been recognised as one of the leading educators in the country by being announced as the ‘Educator of the Year’ at The Professional Beauty Awards, sponsored by iTEC and VTCT.

The Professional Beauty Awards are the most prestigious and established awards ceremony for the beauty, spa, nails and hair markets. They seek to recognise those who go above and beyond as beauty professionals and make a significant difference to the industry. The winners were announced at a glamourous black-tie dinner in London, earlier this month with Gillian receiving the award in front of leading industry professionals.

Gillian said: “I’m thrilled to receive this award and to have the opportunity to represent the Grimsby Institute in a national forum. It’s an honour to be recognised as a positive example for beauty therapy education. I hope this award inspires my learners to aim high and to set challenging goals for themselves. It’s exciting to think that it may open up more opportunities for them to pursue their dream careers.”

Eve Oxberry, Head of Editorial for Professional Beauty Magazine, said “being crowned as a winner at the Professional Beauty Awards is an accolade to be incredibly proud of. The judging process is one of the most rigorous in the industry, to ensure that every winner provides an outstanding customer experience. We are committed to raising standards within the beauty industry and would like to to thank all of the winners for showcasing what excellence looks like.”