Skills for Life students at Cornwall College St Austell were honoured for their progress and dedication this week (Monday 21st June) in a special prize-giving ceremony.
Students have been learning essential skills throughout the year and many have received a great confidence boost by carrying out work experience in the reception area, the College’s Stop Shop, serving and baking cakes in the coffee shop as well as some contributing and taking up roles to produce a college newspaper called What’s Hot and What’s Not.
Families, friends and lecturers joined the learners as they received certificates for their distance travelled this year. From this, six students were then selected for special awards which were presented by Sally Foard, Deputy Head of Cornwall College St Austell.
One of these awards was for the student that has progressed the most and this went to Gemma Vincent, 17, from St Austell. Gemma’s tutor Kathy Dew said: “Gemma has come out of her shell and has really thrown herself into her work. She completes her work to a very high standard and has made fantastic progress this year, both academically and socially. Gemma has grown in confidence and has been a pleasure to teach.”
Picking up the Skills for Life student of the year award was Karl Perrin, 20, from Mevagissey, who has the role of animations and film researcher for the What’s Hot and What’s Not newspaper.
“Karl always attends and gives 100%. He completes his work to the highest standard he can, contributes well in class and has made excellent progress this year,” explained Karl’s tutor Wendy Horner.
After the ceremony the students handed out cakes they had been baking that day.
Dave Linnell OBE, Principal of Cornwall College, said: “The students have all worked tremendously hard this year, this is a wonderful event for everyone to come together and celebrate their progress. At Cornwall College we take great pride in celebrating all of our student’s achievements.”
Cornwall College St Austell offers a range of Skills for Life courses. For more information about these or any other courses at the College, please contact 0845 22 32 567 or email email@example.com.