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Further Education Student Awards 2024

Published 13 June
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Craven College staff, students and guests came together in The Three Peaks Cafe to celebrate their achievements of this academic year and to congratulate the winners of a range of awards. 

The inaugural Further Education awards began with delicious refreshments provided by catering students and the cafe team, before the formal part of the celebration began. 

Anita Lall, Principal and CEO of Craven College commented, “There were many nominations put forward by staff for the different categories of awards and it was truly inspirational to hear about the stories, achievements, and successes of our students.  

“The nominations highlight the personal strengths and achievements of each of our students and we hope our nominees will take great pride in being put forward for the FE Awards as recognition of their commitment and success on their courses so far.” 

Special Guest Dean Langton, Vice Chair of the Governing Body added, “I am delighted to have been invited to celebrate these awards and would like to congratulate the team for organising such a wonderful awards event. 

“These awards are a testament to our students’ hard work, diligence, and perseverance and they should rightly be proud of what they have achieved.  

“It is only right that we recognise the role of all College Staff who have supported students in all their endeavours.” 

Eight awards were given throughout the afternoon in the categories of Excellence Award, Rising Star Award, Achievement Award, Extra Mile Award, Apprentice of the Year Award, Attendance Award, English & Maths Award, and Principal’s Award and we congratulate all our nominees and award winners. 

The Principal’s Award was awarded to Early Years Student Leyla Saddique. Stephanie McKay, Head of Department for Caring Professions said, “We are so proud of Leyla for winning the Principal’s Award today amongst such worthy competition. Leyla was nominated for this award by our team as she epitomises how hard work, continuous commitment and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone can ensure amazing progress and get you where you want to be. Leyla will be an asset to any employer or future profession, her work ethic and courtesy to everyone who meets her is commendable.” 

Our Horticulture Apprentices were runners up in the Apprentice of the Year category, with a very special story of taking initiative and problem solving.

Sally Whitaker-Boucher, Assistant Apprenticeships Manager said, “The tutor and I are proud of how the Horticulture Apprentices pulled together as an effective team. We have observed peer teaching and support, sharing of and listening to each other’s ideas, and perseverance to enable the new fencing to be built and the rabbit proofing to be put in place.

Each apprentice played a part and can now enjoy the fruits of their labour without the rabbits eating everything they plant out. It’s a shame rabbits cannot be trained to just eat the weeds! The designated area as a result looks great and will continue to develop as they maintain the plot and plants throughout their apprenticeship.

Our first Further Education Awards was a wonderful success, and we offer our congratulations to all nominees and winners for their achievements. 

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