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Students celebrated as college hosts awards

Evesham Editorial 31st Jul, 2018   0

TALENTED students from Evesham College, Malvern Hills College and Pershore College have been celebrating their achievements at a special further education awards ceremony.

A total of 44 students studying at the WCG Worcestershire family of colleges were recognised for their hard work, dedication and attainment throughout the academic year. The event, held  at Pershore College was enjoyed by family, friends and members of staff.

Angela Joyce, group principal and CEO gave out awards for each subject at each college for Outstanding Achievement, Commitment to Learning and Student of the Year, before the overall Student of the Year for each college was announced.

Evesham’s Student of the Year was Edward Edkins, a Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair student.

Edward, aged 19 from Evesham, said: “It feels absolutely fantastic to win this award. My tutor, David Finn has been absolutely phenomenal this year. He saw the potential in me and took me from being at the bottom of the class to walking away with distinctions in all my modules!”

The overall Pershore College Student of the Year was Lucy Harrison from Bromsgrove. Lucy, who studied for a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management, said: “I was not expecting this award at all – I’m a bit shocked!”

The 19-year-old, now has a place to study for a BSc in Zoology at university, has aspirations to work as a zoologist.

“It’s been a great learning experience here at Pershore. The atmosphere is really friendly and relaxed, and the lecturers are brilliant. I’ve particularly enjoyed the hands-on practical experience in handling animals. I have got a lot more confidence in these practical handling skills and can’t wait to continue this with wild and exotic creatures.”

A DOZEN Evesham College students are celebrating after completing their Level 3 Diplomas in Childhood Studies.

The group maintained the college’s 100 percent pass rate on the course, which is provided in partnership with the Council for Awards in Children’s Care (CACHE) and the Northern Advisory Council for Further Education (NCFE).

The two-year course has been running at Evesham College for three years and has attracted more interest year-on-year with student numbers growing steadily.

The syllabus has evolved over the years to reflect the changing needs of children, families and childcare settings.

Family and friends were invited to the college last Tuesday to celebrate the students’ success with an awards ceremony and afternoon tea.

This year, students have gone on to attain a place at Norland College, been offered places on midwifery courses, gained jobs as a primary school teaching assistant, day nursery and pre-school playgroup assistant, work as a nanny, or have gone on to higher education.

New graduate Louise Dickens, said: “I can’t believe I finally have my diploma, it means so much to me, and now I can fulfil my dream of becoming a Norlander.

“Evesham College has been just brilliant, so supportive and provided me the confidence and skills to start my new journey in Bath at Norland College in September.”

Course lecturer Victoria Newman, said: “It really is very rewarding to see our learners graduate and to be able to celebrate their success with them.


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