A COLLEGE for people with disabilities is celebrating after a floral creation by students won a best-in-show award at the Gateshead Summer Flower Festival.

Students at Finchale College in Durham also won a gold award for their design, Hell to Heaven.

College spokesman Lynn Guthrie said: "We are delighted. It was designed by students on our horticulture course and represents the journey they students take from when they join our college until when they leave and join employment.

"All our students are disabled with either physical, mental health or medical issues and when they come to us they have low self esteem and lack confidence. This depicts the barriers they face, the challenges they overcome and positive changes they made in gaining independence."