Double success for Peverell student

Henry Flavell, aged 17, from Peverell, took home two awards at City College’s annual Student of the Year celebration. The Skills Development Student of the Year and the special Opportunity Award, sponsored by Plymouth Marjon University, celebrated his hard work and exceptional progress.
 
Julie McLean, Director of Work-based Learning and Schools Partnerships at the College, said: “Henry has blown us all away this past year. He has completed three work placements receiving glowing feedback and tackled all challenges head on. We are very proud of his achievements and delighted his efforts have been recognised with a Student of the Year Award.”
 
Since enrolling on the College’s Work Start course, Henry has gone from strength to strength and managed to complete his level 1 Certificate in Developing Skills for Employment.
 
Dr Karen Cook, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Plymouth Marjon University presented the Opportunity Award to Henry. She said: “Education is all about opportunity and this award recognises those who take advantage of the options presented to them. Henry has really outdone himself with three work placements and embarking on several exciting outdoor adventure activities, including learning to kayak and sail, in addition to gaining a Ten Tors bronze medal and taking part in the National Citizenship Service programme. He is very deserving of this award.”
 
Henry said: “Receiving these awards was a great surprise – it is so lovely to have your hard work acknowledged. All I can say is thank you to the College, my lecturers, work placement employers and fellow students for all their support this year. I have had the best experience.”
 
The College’s Student of the Year event celebrates exceptional students and their positive contribution to their course, the College or the local community. Winners were joined by their course lecturers, family and friends to celebrate their success.
 
During the evening fifteen awards were presented by the College’s Curriculum Directors, with six special awards – sponsored by local organisations – presented for: Community (The Herald); Employability (Plymouth Citybus); Enterprise (Plymouth University); Equality and Diversity (Livewell Southwest); Opportunity (Plymouth Marjon University); and Student Voice (Radio Plymouth). City College would like to thank all award sponsors and also those employers who have supported students on courses at the College.
 
For information about the courses on offer at the College, visit www.cityplym.ac.uk or call 01752 305300.

First published in the Plymouth Shopper – August 2017

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