Victoria Grifiths and Hilary Wells

Good luck Hilary and Victoria

Staff and students wished Hilary Wells and Victoria Griffiths good luck as they prepared to fly out to Rotterdam to take part in Euroskills next week.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design students Hilary and Victoria were selected to represent the UK against style powerhouses in Europe including France and Italy. The pair will pit their skills against students from across Europe as they try to win Euroskills.

Hilary said: 'We have been preparing for this since the middle of July when we received our brief. Since then we have been creating our designs, making mock ups of the garments and attending training classes in London.

'We have also met the rest of the UK team and taken part in team building weekends.'

Hilary and Victoria have had to produce four different designs of a summer dress, one design will be picked by the judges and they will have to design, cut and make it for them in three days.

Gary Mills, tutor at Somerset College, said: 'I am so proud of them both, they have worked extremely hard to be as prepared as possible for the competition. I know they will do Somerset College, and the UK, proud. They are both highly skilled students.'