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More than 20 students attended an awards event at Nescot on Tuesday (April 25) aimed at celebrating their success.

Teachers across Nescot each nominated one student from their course to receive an award, with learners honoured for reasons including making excellent progress, achieving high standards, and helping others.

All the nominated students were invited to the college’s Skills Park for a Student of the Term reception, where they met senior leaders, enjoyed a lunch, and were presented with a certificate and a gift voucher.

The CEO and Principal, Julie Kapsalis, also chose students to receive a special Principal’s Prize, including a student who is having his poem published in a national anthology.

“Celebrating our students’ success is the best part of my job,” Julie said. “There are lots of different ways to excel, and at Nescot we celebrate all our students’ journeys.

“Events like this one also give senior managers the opportunity to thank our teaching staff for everything they do to help, support and motivate our students to do and to be the best they can.”

Level 2 Creative Media student Jesse, who joined Nescot from special school Carew Academy and is hoping to progress to Level 3 in September, was described by his teachers at ‘bringing joy’ into the classroom.

“I’m enjoying my course and I’ve learnt a lot about editing already,” he said. “The teachers are really good at explaining how to do things, and I feel confident now.”

Kemi is studying a Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection alongside her catering career, and said she had enjoyed attending the Student of the Term awards.

“It feels good to have my hard work recognised,” she said. “Studying at Nescot is a very good experience. Our class is diverse, so we’re all learning from each other, and the teacher is excellent.”

The students receiving awards were:

  • Animal Studies: Joshua
  • Multi Skills: Ben
  • English: Katarzyna
  • Maths: Nicola
  • Performing Arts: Harry
  • Foundation Learning: Nathaniel
  • Art and Digital Design: Lewis
  • Hairdressing: Erin
  • Beauty: Ellouise
  • Hair and Media Makeup: Ella
  • Creative Media: Jesse
  • Catering: Oliver
  • Health and Social Care: Leo
  • Early Years: Katelyn
  • Teacher Training: Louisa
  • Osteopathy: Anna
  • Food Premises Inspection: Kemi
  • Principal’s Prize: Elisha
  • Principal’s Prize: Scarlett, Amie, Charlie and Katie.

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