PERSHORE College students have been presented with an array of certificates and awards in their annual presentation day ceremony.
The youngsters and their families recently gathered at Pershore Abbey for the ceremony, which saw Helen Kinghorn, Pershore College director, hand out awards for students studying horticulture, arboriculture, animal welfare and veterinary nursing.
18-year-old Matthew Maslin was presented with the Federation of Small Businesses’ ‘Further Education Enterprise Award’ and received £150, for completing a Level 3 Horticulture qualification.
Mr Maslin, who already runs his own horticulture business in Worcester, said: “I’m really pleased to receive this award and money as I’m looking to buy a pick-up truck, which will help me expand my business.
“I’ve already been running it alongside my studies, but will now be doing it full time. I offer landscaping, lawn care and arboriculture and my college course has really taught me a lot, especially this last year.”
20-year-old Tom Adamson, who received the ‘Richard Martyr Memorial Award’ for showing a high level of service in the community, said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time in Pershore so it’s great to receive this award.
“As well as being part of the student union I’m also a scout leader and involved with the town’s tennis club, so I’ll miss it a lot.”
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