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Nescot students honoured at awards ceremony

Jan 08, 2014

Nescot students honoured at awards ceremony

A ceremony was held at Nescot to honour the achievements of Further Education students.

The event, at the college on December 12, saw prizes given to more than 30 students, with additional awards for two students singled out for praise by the Principal and Governors.

Nescot’s UpStageRight vocal ensemble performed for the guests, with student Ryane Winning singing a solo, and Professor Sam Luke of the college’s Board of Governors gave the closing speech.

Students who won medals at the national final of WorldSkills UK were also honoured, along with BTEC Student of the Year Mehreen Rana, and Christian Camacho delivered the Student Vote of Thanks.

Above, Performing Arts students from the UpStageRight ensemble sing, with Ryane Winning centre

Music Practice student Lydia Luke won the Principal’s prize, while Animal Student Megan Taylor was given the Governors’ prize. Both awards were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ewell.

“Our students work so hard and achieve so much, so we feel it’s very important to mark their successes,” said Nescot Principal Sunaina Mann.

“All the staff felt very proud of our students, and I hope they enjoyed the evening as much as we all did.”

This year, the annual Further Education Awards event also marked Nescot’s Diamond Jubilee Year.

Teachers across all Further Education subjects nominated a student to win an award, with the winners chosen by the Heads of Department.

Above, Lydia Luke with Principal Sunaina Mann

The Music Practice tutors described Lydia Luke as a respected and trusted member of the class, who was chosen as the group’s representative for Student Voice and to take part in WorldSkills UK.

“Lydia is a hard-working, mature and polite student, who also strives for excellence,” they added. “She is on track for a very high grade and is exceeding her target grade, which is a credit to how hard she has worked.”

Above, Megan Taylor receives the Board of Governors' prize

Animals Studies student Megan Taylor was nominated by the whole teaching team due in part to her ‘outstanding ability and genuine skills with animals’.

Along with her college studies, Megan has been part of a Scouting unit, held down a part-time job, taken evening classes in French and run a half marathon for charity.

Nescot’s Further Education Students of the Year 2013 are:

Megan Taylor
Animal Studies

Andrew Chambers
Advanced Apprentice

Kelly Gray
Intermediate Apprentice

Alice Venn
Art and Design

Stefania Cusano

Liam Flanagan

Danny Thibeault

Alan Ash

Edith Osei Yeboah

Greg Hearn

Trevor Mitchell
Distance Learning NCFE Champion (award sponsored by NCFE)

John Reid

Stephanie Taylor
FE Teacher Training

Vinnie Church
Games Design

Lili Russell

Navina Chokupermal
Health and Social Care

Kali Draper-Ramm

Lydia Luke
Music Practice

Louis Duke
Music Technology

Eleanor Connolly
Performing Arts

Patricia Summerfield
Preparation for Life and Work – Adult Life Skills

Jack Walker
Preparation for Life and Work – Construction

Hannah Dear
Preparation for Life and Work – Vocational

Philippa Kay

Craig Wildman

Jack Biggs
Sponsored by British Gypsum

Aidan De Winter

Jonathan Gale

Alice McHardy
Travel and Tourism

Matthew Pickett
Uniformed Public Services

Richard Clee
Upgrade Adult Skills
Sponsored by Tribal

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