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Smiles, Success & Strawberries for Annual Prize Day!
It was all smiles this week at Duchy College Rosewarne as they celebrated the achievements and success of all completing students in the 19th annual Prize Day Ceremony.
Certificates were given to all students completing their courses this summer with special awards going to those who have shown an outstanding dedication to their studies and the College.
Guest speaker Anthony Ellis, Agronomist from Matford Arable Systems gave a motivating speech about his experiences and the need for land-based courses before presenting the awards.
Natalie Saunders, from Camborne is currently working at the College as an apprentice and won the Top Apprentice in Animal Care Award. She said: “I was really pleased to get the award; it’s nice to win something when you’ve been working hard. I love the job at the College, I enjoy working and learning at the same time.”
Conservation student Amy Sweet, from St Austell, was delighted and surprised to win the Duchy College Top Student of the Year Award: “I didn’t expect to win this; I didn’t know I’d been put forward so I’m really pleased. I’m really enjoying studying at the College and it’s great to have won this.”
Amy’s mum Debbie Sweet added: “I’m so proud of Amy, she’s truly excelled this year at Rosewarne, her confidence has grown and she’s become more independent. We’re having a lovely afternoon and it’s great to recognise that students are reaching their potential.”
Claire Warner, from Liskeard, won a veterinary nursing course Top Student Award: “I’m pleased to have won this, I enjoy the course and the lecturers are great.”
Animal management student Logan Ody, from Redruth, picked up the Best Practical Student Award. Carol Knight, Curriculum Area Manager for Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing, explained why Logan won this award: “Logan is keen, dedicated and knowledgeable. He has excelled in his practical skills as well as being an excellent student ambassador and promoting the College.”
Other award winners included animal management student Ashley Dale, from Truro, who won the Greatest Personal Achievement Award and Jamie Pikesley, from Mylor, and Kerry White, from St Ives, who jointly shared the Top Conservation Foundation Degree Student Award. Kieran Mitchell, from Redruth, won an engineering Top Student Award along with a new tool box donated by Cromwell Tools.
Following the presentations students and guests were treated to mouth-watering strawberries and cream as they said goodbye to their peers and looked to the future.
Andrew Counsell, Head of Duchy College, said: “We take great pride in celebrating all of our students’ achievements, it’s been a wonderful afternoon and I’d like to wish all those who have finished their studies with Duchy College good luck for the future.”
Duchy College Rosewarne offers full and part-time courses in Agriculture, Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing, Conservation, Countryside & the Environment, Floristry, Horticulture, Land-based Engineering & Plant Operations and Skills for Life.
For more information about the courses available at Duchy College please call 0845 60 50 455 or go to www.duchy.ac.uk.
All undergraduate courses at Duchy College are approved by Plymouth University.