MORE than 150 people watched proud students from Buxton & Leek College step forward to receive awards at the College’s annual student awards ceremony on Thursday 6th July.
Buxton’s iconic Devonshire Dome hosted the ceremony and was attended by student award winners, their families, local businesses, staff and governors of the College and University of Derby. The event saw a range of awards presented including Student of the Year for each curriculum area offered at BLC, apprenticeship achievement and outstanding achievement awards.
After the guests enjoyed a two course meal, Principal Len Tildsley, who welcomed the students and guests said: “This is a point in the year I always look forward to. A time for reflection and celebration to honour learners who have gone above and beyond during their time at Buxton & Leek College.
“We are immensely proud to be able to celebrate their achievements and put them in the spotlight on these special evenings.”
Awards were presented to students from both Buxton and Leek campuses by Professor Kath Mitchell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Derby with Principal Len Tildsley hosting on stage. Additional awards were presented by the University of Derby Students Union, who handed College Hero awards to seven students who have been involved with enrichment activities in the local community.
The award winners:
Jennifer McBain Hairdressing Student of the Year
Liam Pointon Barbering Student of the Year
Maia Beckett Beauty Therapy Student of the Year
Benjamin Millner Engineering student of the Year
Samuel Shenton Carpentry & Joinery Student of the Year
Orlando Ford Media Student of the Year
Lauren Owen Computing & ICT Student of the Year
Keeley Spooner Art & Design Student of the Year
Christopher Morton Motor Vehicle Student of the Year
Francesca Littlewood Hospitality Student of the Year
Scarlett Boyd Catering Student of the Year
Millie Whelan Sport & Outdoor Student of the Year and College Hero
Leo Rawnsley Public Services Student of the Year and College Hero
Jade Charlesworth Travel and Tourism Student of the Year
Joshua Hardy Health and Social Care Student of the Year
Belinda Howard Access Student of the Year
Hollie Wild Business, Management & Finance Student of the Year
Jenna Redfern Childcare & Education Student of the Year
Eliza Woolley Maths Student of the Year
Thomas Prosser English Student of the Year
Benjamin Shaw Foundation Services Living and Work Student of the Year
Neve Whibberley Foundation Services Developing Skills Student of the Year
Bria Kiely Adult Student of the Year
Erin Cartledge Apprentice of the Year
Harry Griffiths Apprentice of the Year
Emma Barker Outstanding Achievement
Sophie Wilkinson College Hero
Katie Thornton College Hero
Molly Beth Gorman College Hero
Lauren Higginbottom College Hero
Alfie Tomkinson College Hero
The 2017 awards were sponsored by a number of prominent local and national businesses including: Dermalogica, Wella Professionals, Snap-on Tools, Serpentine Nursery School, Leek United Building Society, M-viron “EE Business specialist”, Russums, CollCap Packaging and 600 UK.
Applications are still open for courses starting in September 2017. To find out more about the courses on offer at Buxton & Leek College click here or call 0800 074 0099.