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Make-Up Artistry students work with the Red Cross

Make-Up Artistry students work with the Red Cross

HND Make-up Artistry students from Kilwinning Campus worked in collaboration with drama and media students from Glasgow Clyde College on an emergency response exercise for the Red Cross.

Working at Glasgow Airport, the students were given a live brief to apply special effect make-up in an emergency plane crash landing simulation. This simulation takes place every three years at the airport and is a vital part of staff training.

The students were tasked with applying the make-up to volunteers to appear injured in order to make the simulation as realistic as possible for everyone involved. Students from Glasgow Clyde College filmed the event as part of staff training for the emergency services at the airport.

John Thomson, Emergency Response Officer at the British Red Cross said “Everyone involved from British Red Cross were absolutely delighted with not only the technical skills but also the positive friendly attitude that was portrayed by all the students throughout their casualty simulation support at the exercise.

“We have these exercises, so that when it is for real, everyone has a better chance of getting it right. Special thanks to the College teams, who made the simulation more realistic.”

Carrie Donnelly, Hair, Beauty, & Make-up Lecturer said “the students worked as a team to prepare the accident injuries to each person. It was a very fast turnaround, but they managed to create authentic looking injuries in a short space of time. The students really enjoyed the experience, and it gave them a flavour of what to expect working in the industry.”

10 October 2017


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