High-achieving students awarded at ceremony

Chloe Emmerson
Chloe Emmerson

High-achieving students from East Riding College were congratulated on their efforts at their annual awards ceremony last night.

There were 10 students from Bridlington’s St Mary’s Walk campus among the 22 who were each presented with a glass trophy and a gift voucher at the ceremony at the Gallows Lane campus in Beverley, last Wednesday evening. Each had worked hard to achieve high standards and in some cases overcome personal difficulties to be successful in their course.

Principal Derek Branton said: “I was proud to hear their stories and see how their achievements were so varied, from those who have shone academically to others who have made great strides from a lower starting point and those who have beaten the odds to succeed.”

The evening began with the College’s Annual General Meeting after which the awards ceremony was led by assistant directors Alison Gray and Richard Sellick, who introduced winners from their respective faculties, with the awards presented by David Thacker, Chairman of the College’s Governors.

Each of the awards was sponsored by a local firm.

Bridlington award winners were:

Jessica Neary, 18, Art, Design Media, Level Three Diploma in Fashion and Clothing.

Mitchell Wedge, 20, Construction, L3 Dip in Bricklaying.

Rachel Attridge, 18, Early Years & Care, L3 National Award Child’s Care Learning and Development.

Nico Singh-Digwa, 20, Foundation Diploma Skills towards Enabling progression

Jessica Stockdale, 18, Hair & Beauty, NVQ L1 Beauty Therapy.

Chloe Emmerson, 17, Leisure & Hospitality, First Diploma Public Services.

Mollie-Rose Brown, 19, Leisure & Hospitality National Diploma in Travel & Tourism.

Oakley Wheelwright, 19, MV & Engineering Diploma in Light Vehicle and Repair.

Dale Morris, 21, Leisure & Hospitality L2 Diploma in Sport.

Belinda Nettleship, 19, Functional Skills Award in Functional Skills + Health & Social Care

Here are just three of our local winners, and what the judges had to say about them.

Rachel Attridge: “From the beginning of her course she demonstrated outstanding practice in her placement and produced some excellent written work. 

Unfortunately, Rachel fell seriously ill in April 2010 and was left paralysed and on life support.  However, she fought her way back to health and is now studying towards the BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. She is a true inspiration to anyone who knows her and deserves recognition for her personal and professional achievements.”

Mitchell Wedge: “He frequently completes his course requirements ahead of schedule and to an excellent standard, and he helps other students in his tutor group with workshop activities and problem solving.

“In May Mitchell will be representing himself and the College at the Guild of Bricklayers Competition 2011 and the regional Skillbuild Competition.”

Chloe Emmerson: “She has already achieved a distinction in unit 2 and 4 with merits in unit 1 and 5. Chloe has also passed her health and safety course and functional skills and achieved 100% attendance and has met all deadlines.

“Chloe has lost two stone since starting college and shows commitment and dedication towards her fitness, which is an important part of public services courses.”