This week a group of Pearsons’ students were invited by the Sydney Dance Company to design a floral installation to reflect their 50 years of defining contemporary dance. Very fitting that we both celebrate this milestone in the same year, we couldn’t resist!
Along with our schools creative director, Lynne Dallas, students created florals for their media wall and the opening night at the Roslyn Packer Theatre. We were then invited to attend a rehearsal of Season 2 (50-year anniversary season). What an amazing day!
"Without the trainers and Barbara there wouldn’t be a Pearsons, the support I have received during my studies helped me gain all of these great opportunities."
- Mary Ann Ramsden, PSF student
Work Experience: Living the Dream
We often get asked at Pearsons School “What does it take to become a florist?” On top of the foundations skills developed in the classroom, real life experiences are what grow our florists and develop their understanding of the industry. Exposure to the workplace allows you as the student to get your foot in the door, build your contacts and get started sooner in the industry.
Having been a part of the floristry industry now for over 50 years, Pearsons have great connections within the industry that we proudly share with our students. We are able to offer exclusive opportunities both with work experience and job placement.
"I think the real life work experience opportunities helped build my confidence to realise I CAN do this!"
- Jane Sheppard, PSF Graduate
Part of the Certificate III course involves students completing 5 days’ worth of work experience during their studies. This can be done across a variety of avenues in the industry, including our very own Pearsons stores.
“We recognise that work experience creates a bridge between the classroom and living your dream as a florist.”
– Barbara Pollak, Pearsons School Director
“I’m surprised at how much I’ve learnt from being hands on in the job!”
- Katie Smith, PSF student
The SFL30115 Certificate III program at Pearsons will give you the opportunity to work with other like-minded creatives in:
- a beautiful flower shop
- a workshop making bouquets & posies for floral gifts
- a wedding floral studio
a specialist events & styling studio
And much more!...
Whatever your end goal is in floristry, we’ll help get you there!
And congratulations to the Sydney Dance Company on 50 Years of Defining Contemporary Dance.