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Jack Petchey awards for courage and determination

Six deserving students have received Jack Petchey Awards recognising their hard work, courage and determination during Covid-19.

In these challenging times, we have seen our students rise to the occasion with pride, commitment and care.

Staff were asked to nominate students who had achieved high attainment beyond expectations, who had shown determination and resilience, who had been volunteering during lockdown, who had overcome a personal barrier or challenge, or who had supported others above and beyond expectations.

The winners, who will each receive a certificate, a grant to benefit their course and an invitation to the annual awards ceremony in January 2021, were:

Alfie Martin (pictured above creating a patio at home) – joined the college as a 14-16 young learner and has committed to giving 100% on his Construction course all year, improving his skills and taking every opportunity to succeed.

Michaela Lee - (pictured right at her sewing machine) during lockdown she used her Fashion course skills in sewing to make hospital scrubs for ‘The Love of Scrubs’ supporting our local hospitals.

Joe Woodger - (below left) worked tirelessly all through lockdown on his work placement at Queen’s Hospital. He has been hardworking and reliable and has not let health or learning difficulties get in the way.

Harry Mosely (above right) - has shown great persistence in Music Performance to achieve his goals.

Conor Pocock - has overcome many personal challenges to stay on track and encourage others on his course and to never give up.

Pavneet Atwal – has overcome personal challenges and has shown resilience and determination to achieve great results.

Student Development Worker, Gemma-Louise Piggott, said: “Thanks to all the staff who have given these students great support. They are a credit to the college.”


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Discover what some of our students go on to achieve once they leave us on our Where Are They Now? page