Zombies throw students in at the deep end

Six Barnsley College Media Make-up students were part of a team of make-up artists creating hundreds of ‘undead’ for the annual Zombie Run at Worsbrough Mill and Country Park recently.

Students Jessica Baker, Agata Peters, Leah Richardson, Amber Roberts, Jodie Simpson and Cherece Spencer prepared the volunteer zombies prior to the 5k race, which took runners through woodland, marshland, fields and man-made obstacles.

The runners were raising funds for Barnsley Hospital Charity and the aim of the run was to reach the finish line without being caught by the zombies. The students were invited to help with the preparation of the living dead to give the event a much more authentic feel using lots of blood and prosthetic skin.

Student Leah Richardson said: “The Zombie Run was a great opportunity to get a little bit of experience in the makeup industry. It showed me what a career in makeup artistry would be like, fun but hectic.”

Fellow student Amber Roberts added: “It was an amazing experience and fab to work with other people from different backgrounds. It gave me a sense of reality!”

Elizabeth Forth, Tutorial Learning Mentor for Hair and Beauty, said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere at the event and it was great to see our students, thrown very much in at the deep end, showcase such professional and creative work in a very challenging environment.”

For more information on Hair and Beauty courses at Barnsley College including Media Make-up, call 01226 216 123, email info@barnsley.ac.uk or attend the Open Evening on Wednesday 26 November, 6.00pm to 8.00pm, at the College’s main Old Mill Lane campus on Church Street.

Last updated: 21st November 2014

Originally posted on: 21st November 2014