STUDENTS who picked up new skills during lockdown were congratulated by the Mayor of Bolton Cllr Linda Thomas.

For despite all the hardships posed by the pandemic, Bolton based Community Film Art & Media CIC reached out to the most hard to contact students to engage them in courses via online platform Zoom.

They took part in live and recorded cooking sessions.

Following the lifting of restrictions, the students were able to celebrate their success, and some of the individuals received their certificates of achievement.

Read more on the Bolton News.