A group of millinery students showed off their handiwork when they joined the crowds for Ladies’ Day at Leicester Races – with one scooping top prize for her efforts. Hats created by Wolverhampton Adult Education Service student Jayne Lightfoot took the top three places in a competition to find the best headwear on show at the racecourse.

Her collection ranged from simple but effective head pieces to extravagant full brim designs.

Tutor Bethune Matthews said: “I am so proud of my millinery students, they have demonstrated a multitude of skills in their array of designs.

“It’s our third year of attending a ladies’ day event at different race tracks around the country, and for the third year running my students have successfully been placed in the best dressed category. This year resulted in an outstanding overall win for Jayne, whose bespoke creations were placed in first, second and third places.”

Jayne has attended millinery classes run by the Adult Education Service for the last three years, going on to launch her own millinery business, Jayne Alison Millinery. To see more of Jayne’s designs, please visit www.jaynealisonmillinery.co.uk

Councillor Claire Darke, Wolverhampton City Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, added: “I’d like to say a massive congratulations to Jayne on her big win at the races.”

To find out about hat making classes at the Adult Education Service, and all other creative courses, please visit www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk or come along to next enrolment and information days, being held at Old Hall Street on Wednesday and Thursday 15 and 16 July, 2015, from 10am-7pm.