It was a testing time for students at Oswestry’s Derwen College when they competed in skills competitions against Sheffield-based Landmarks Specialist College this week.

Students at the specialist college, near Oswestry, competed in quizzes focusing on Hospitality & Catering, Customer Service and Travel and Road Safety in online competitions against Landmarks College.

The challenges were held virtually through Zoom via the Kahoot quiz app, and allowed students to take part whether they were currently learning from home or college.

Derwen College learners performed well despite the unusual circumstances. College Pathway Leads Alison Adams and Sioned Davies said they were very proud of their students’ achievements.

  • In the Customer Service competition Aaliyah James was first, Adehle Stafford was third, Sam Innes was fourth and Tom Alexander was runner-up.
  • In the Catering and Hospitality competition, William Chapple was awarded third place.
  • In the Travel and Road Safety competition, Millie Clarke was fourth.

Alison Adams, Hospitality & Housekeeping Pathway Lead, said:

“The competitions held via Zoom with Landmarks College were a great success. All students did extremely well to focus on competitions during what has been a very different Summer term for everyone. Credit should also go to the dedication of the staff and parents who worked with the students to prepare them for this week, and to our colleagues at Landmarks College for organising the event.”