On 14th May, Media Make-up Lecturer Kelly Carr headed off to the Big Smoke to party with the Royal family.
Accompanied by her husband, Kelly replaced her everyday work tunic for a posh frock and fascinator. Kelly was nominated to attend the party by the College due to being an outstanding, long serving member of staff in the media make-up area.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, together with other members of the Royal Family, circulated among the guests through ‘lanes’ which are peculiar to Royal garden parties. Each took a different route and random presentations were made so that everyone had an equal chance of speaking to Her Majesty and members of her family.
Kelly was one of only 8,000 guests from all walks of life that were invited on the recommendation of large number of national organisations. Ensuring that a representative cross-section of the community is invited and those guests are generally people who have contributed a large amount to their various organisations or society. Garden party invitations are sent out by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office in the Lord Chamberlain’s name on behalf of The Queen.
Last year Kelly worked with students to support over 70 local schools and local theatres with their productions. She personally coached a student to reach the UK Skills Show finals and she won the College’s academic staff member of the year award. Kelly always puts her students first and goes the extra mile.