Student achievements celebrated in East Riding College awards ceremony

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Outstanding achievements were recognised at East Riding College’s annual awards ceremony at The Spa Bridlington.

The event saw 36 students, staff and businesses presented with a glass trophy and a gift voucher after their achievements were read to an audience of more than 200.

jolene smith

jolene smith

Winners, including several from the Driffield area, ranged from younger students in full-time further education to adults who were studying as part of their job.

Holly Elgy, of Nafferton, is studying a Level Two Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

Her cittation said: “Holly is organised, self-motivated, creative, takes pride in her work and is passionate about learning new techniques and taking on new challenges. She has excellent customer service skills and is a pleasure to have in the salon.Holly leads, providing good questions and answers to create group conversation in theory sessions, and uses her own experiences to share invaluable good practice with other learners. Holly is currently working at the Halo salon in Driffield and deserves to be recognised for all her hard work.”

Jolene Smith, of Driffield, is studying Level Three Extended Diploma Art and Design, Fashion.

liam young

liam young

Her cittation said: “Jolene hit the ground running, despite having a full time job and a family to look after she has taken every task and fulfilled all criteria tenfold. Always ready to put in hours of her precious free time to do extra work, Jo is set to achieve the highest grades and fulfil her dreams of setting up her own business in fashion and clothing. Even though she has been very ill recently, she has continued her studies at home, sending in work and emailing reports. Jo is a very deserving winner of this award.”

Liam Young, of Driffield, is studying Level Three Extended Diploma in Business.

His citation read: “Liam is a polite, quiet young man who always puts 100% into his studies.  The work that he submits is always of a very high standard and completed on time. To date he has completed two units to distinction and is well on track to achieve more units at higher grades. He gets on well with his peers, participates well in class and is setting a good example to others.”

Principal Derek Branton said: “Our annual awards are always a highlight of the year for me as it is when we celebrate the positive influence education and training has on people’s lives and career advancement.

“We heard some truly inspirational stories about students who were on their way to university, were progressing to higher levels of study at the College, had overcome challenges to succeed or had used their learning to benefit their job role.

“All of our award winners are role models for their peers and deserve recognition. My congratulations go to all of them.”

Richard Lacey, Chairman of the College’s Governors, said: “My fellow governors and I were delighted to hear such wonderful stories of achievement from our students.

“Working in education is very rewarding and never more so than when we see what students can achieve with the support and encouragement of a talented team of tutors.”

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