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Principal rewards student’s success

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Students at West Lancashire College recently celebrated their achievements over the last academic year at a prestigious Principal’s Awards Ceremony held in the college’s Hope Theatre.

Students were recognised for their Outstanding Contribution to Community & Enterprise, Student Voice, Citizenship and Diversity, and there were special awards for Student of the Year for BTEC, Apprenticeship, Technical, Access to Higher Education, Supported Learning, Maths, English and Highest Performing Group. Nominees for each category received a certificate with the overall winner being presented with an award, each of which was sponsored by one of West Lancashire College’s employer partners.

Over 100 nominations were received from tutors and staff across the college, and were judged by the Principal into worthy winners for each category.

The Outstanding Contribution to Community & Enterprise sponsored by Hotter was awarded to Public Services Level 3 group; Outstanding Contribution to Citizenship sponsored by Holland Hall was awarded to Kathryne Jane Knowles, Outstanding Contribution to Student Voice sponsored by Graylaw Freight was awarded to Bence Gebei; Outstanding Contribution to Diversity sponsored by NCG was awarded to Emily Bowdler; The Highest Achieving Group sponsored by Peel Ports was awarded to Hairdressing Level 3; Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Graylaw Freight was awarded to Katie Garner; Access Student of the Year sponsored by NCG was awarded to Karla Johnson; Supported Learning Student of the Year sponsored by NCG was awarded to Katie Langford; Technical Skills Student of the Year sponsored by Keep Moat was awarded to Christopher Ratcliffe; BTEC Student of the Year sponsored by Peel Ports was awarded to Sophie Lathom; Maths Student of the Year sponsored by NCG was awarded to Dylan Searson and finally, English Student of the Year sponsored by NCG was awarded to Rebecca Hayes;

Denise Williamson, Principal at West Lancashire College said “It was a fantastic evening with a great opportunity to meet all of the students who have been recognised for their outstanding performance whilst at West Lancashire College. The sponsorship from local businesses was greatly appreciated, and I would like to thank those companies who attended the evening to present the awards along with Mark Whitworth, CEO of Peel Ports Group and Chair of the West Lancashire College Board.

Congratulations to our class of 2019 who have achieved great things, I am very proud of all of them and very much look forward to hearing about their future progression.”

For further details on courses and training available at West Lancashire College please contact Student Services on 01695 52300 or visit www.westlancs.ac.uk

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