Students at the College of West Anglia learning abut protheses and life castings with a hands-on workshop.

Students at the College of West Anglia learned more about prosthetics during a two-day series of workshops run by a specialist company.

Media make-up and media students at the King’s Lynn campus were visited by Bentley Advanced Materials (BAM), based in Worcestershire.

More than 60 students learned how protheses and life castings were made for the film industry and how special effects were created, using a range of methods and materials.

 Programme manager for art and design at King’s Lynn, Paul Gibson, said: “Bentley has previously visited the college and it was so well-received.

“We invited them back to give more of our students the opportunity to learn new skills and more about an industry that they might not usually be exposed to.”

During the workshop, college students made a wide range of objects from small character models to flowers and logos. 

They also tried their hands at making realistic-looking cuts and bruises. 

BAM supplies a number of television and film and production studios including Pinewood.

• Face-to-face lessons at the college ended last Thursday and students are now learning online because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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