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Mask success for Jack

Coleg Ceredigion and Coleg Sir Gâr recently hosted two inhouse mask creating competitions.

The aim of the competition was to raise awareness of the significance of wearing a mask during this pandemic as well making students aware of the importance of sustainability by wearing a re-usable mask.

The competition was open to every student across the seven campuses, with participants tasked with designing their own mask in one competition and creating a mask in the other.

The winner of the designing a mask competition was Aberystwyth campus’s vocational access student Jack O’ Sullivan.

Jack’s design was inspired from his keen interest in mythical creatures as well as the story of King Arthur and the knights of the round table and its links with Wales, a project that the vocational access students are currently working on.

The competition was judged by fashion designer and former Carmarthen School of Art student Bethan Millns, who not only judged each entry but brought the winning design to life.

According to Coleg Ceredigion and Coleg Sir Gâr’s entrepreneurship and employability co-ordinator Becky Pask: “This competition was created not only to highlight the importance of wearing a face mask, but to recognise the importance of finding or designing a good quality, reusable, sustainable mask during our national shortage of PPE.

“A big congratulations to Jack for his winning design.

“Also, a big thank you to our Carmarthen School of Art graduate Bethan Millns who was instrumental through the whole process by creating the how to make a make a mask video, judging the designs and finally designing the winning mask.”

As well as seeing his design creat ed into a mask, Jack was also awarded with a £15 Amazon voucher.