Sixth Form students take lessons from interior design experts

Thorpe high school and sixth form students
Students (left-right) Melissa Osborne, Tiana Banham, Millie Watkins, Nancy-Mae Wright with Karen Kerridge and Fiona Speed from K3 Interiors

Published: Thursday, 4th April 2019

Students at Thorpe St Andrew High School and Sixth Form took part in a workshop run by professional interior designers who offered their time and expertise to mentor the group of sixth formers.

The students, who are currently studying for their A-levels, worked with K3 Interiors using samples to produce mood boards for a show home which the company is dressing for Broadland Growth Limited’s new Rosebery Fields development in Great Plumstead.

They were shown how to use scale rules as well as how to think about colour, texture and design in dressing a home and creating a marketable product.

Karen Kerridge and Fiona Speed, who founded K3, also gave a talk to the students about how they started in interior design and how their company was set-up.

Broadland Growth Limited hopes to continue working with the students to offer them the opportunity to produce a unique piece of art or photography to display in the show home.

Karen Kerridge at K3 Interior Design, said:  “It was great to see how engaged and enthusiastic the students were, and how they couldn’t wait to start on their mood boards. All of them were extremely creative and I’m sure we will see some of them take a design path in their future careers. We were pleased to be able to offer our support to them as part of our work with Broadland Growth Limited.”

Trevor Holden, Director at Broadland Growth Ltd and Managing Director of Broadland and South Norfolk Councils, added: “We’re proud to play a part in enabling local students to broaden their skillsets and learn more about potential career paths. We hope to have some of the students’ work on display in the show home for our new Rosebery Road development.

"As the Norfolk economy continues to grow, it's really important that we involve our young people and continue to excite them about the massive opportunities in our fantastic county."

Broadland Growth Limited is a joint venture company between Broadland District Council and NPS Group and is currently delivering 22 new homes off Rosebery Road, Great Plumstead with Cocksedge Building Contractors Ltd.

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