A beauty student from South Tyneside is getting set to show off her skills on a national scale after winning a place at a prestigious contest.
Danielle Tebble, from Saxon Way, Jarrow, will head to Birmingham NEC in November, to take part in the WorldSkills UK advanced beauty therapy competition.
The entire beauty team is thrilled by her success.Heather Fisher, Curriculum leader
The 25-year-old beat dozen of hopefuls to clinch gold and a place in the finals in the regional round of the contest.
The Level 3 student at South Tyneside College impressed judges with her body massage, body electrical and facial electrical treatments, carried out on her model Lucy Wickens, 17.
Danielle said: “The standard of the other girls’ work was very good and I was shocked to win, but over the moon at the same time.
“I was really quite surprised when I was told the result, but I’m now really looking forward to the national final, where hopefully I can do just as well again.
“My success is a great credit to the college’s beauty department and to staff who are always very encouraging, and have taught me some great skills.”
Her win carries on a recent tradition of success for South Shields college in the competition, which is one of the most highly coveted in the country.
Danielle, tutored by lecturer Lisa Roberts, plans to sit her Level 4 qualification at the college later this year.
Heather Fisher, lifestyle curriculum leader in the college’s School of Creative Studies, said: “The entire beauty lecturing team is thrilled by Danielle’s success.
“She is highly committed to her course, to learning all its aspects, and also works very hard to learn new skills.”