The success and achievements of this year’s cohort of students at Duchy College Rosewarne have been celebrated at the land-based College’s annual Prize Giving Ceremony.
Certificates were presented to all students completing their course this summer in recognition of their hard work; watched by an audience of friends, family and lectures, with special awards going to those who have shown an outstanding dedication to their studies and the College.
This year the College held three simultaneous ceremonies, with guest speakers in each giving inspirational speeches about their own careers, the importance of the land-based sector and how important it is to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way.
William Rowe, 18, from Redruth, who picked up the Top Student Award from his Level 2 Construction Plant Operation course, said: “I was very pleased to have been given this award; the course has been really good and enabled me to get a number of machinery and plant tickets, essential for working in the industry. I would like to go onto an apprenticeship in the future in plant operations.”
The Lawrence Piper Trophy for Overall Top Student was won this year by Georgia Wherry and the Steve Parsons Award for Greatest Personal Achievement went to James Wilcox.
Other top student awards were given out to Tim Wingem from the Level 1 Land-based Technology course, Jessica Dunn from the Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care, second year Matthew Prisk from the Level 3 Animal Management course and Kate Tarrant scooped the Merial Health Award for Overall Student Veterinary Nurse.
Following the presentations students and their guests were invited to enjoy a hog’s roast as they said goodbye to their peers and looked to the future.
Carol Knight, Head of Campus for Duchy College Rosewarne, added: “We take great pride in celebrating all of our students’ achievements and this event is a fantastic way for all us, including parents, carers and friends, to join together in the success of the students’ hard work. It was a wonderful afternoon and I’d like to wish all those who have finished their studies with Duchy College Rosewarne good luck for the future.”
Duchy College Rosewarne offers both full- and part-time courses in agriculture, animal management & veterinary nursing, countryside & conservation, construction plant, horticulture, floristry and land-based engineering.