Preston College

Achievement day showcases our students’ success

News - Friday, 5th July, 2013

Our prize winning students with Principal, Lis Smith

Our prize winning students with Principal, Lis Smith

STUDENTS AND STAFF at Preston College have been celebrating the year’s successes with an awards event for high achieving students at its Fulwood Campus.

The College gave out a total of 23 awards to students who have excelled in each department, with three overall awards awarded for Student of the Year, Apprentice of the Year and A Level Student of the Year.

The awards were sponsored and attended by local businesses who work with the College in a variety of ways and were attended by current students and parents, staff and new students who are due to start in September.

The College is celebrating a number of achievements across the board with many cohorts achieving 100% success and triple distinction profiles.

For those students who will be joining the College in September there was a full day of activities scheduled including taster sessions with their future tutors and classmates and they also got to sit in on the awards and see what could lie ahead for them next year.

The College was also joined by partners including; the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and St John Ambulance who put on a vehicle cutting demonstration with the College’s Public Services students, Garstang Hockey Club and Mitie who had a driving simulator set up to show students how to drive safely.

Nico Kleinhans, who won the award for student of the year in the leisure, society and service industries department, said: “Throughout my course, I’ve learned new things and overcome challenges that I never thought I would – the tutors have been amazing and the course has given me a really good background to help me in my chosen career path working in the police.

“I’m really pleased to have won the award and want to thank my tutors for recognising the hard work I have put in to get through the course.

“I’ve successfully achieved a triple distinction star profile which is fantastic for me and I’m now looking forward to starting back at the College in September to do my HNC in Public Services.” 

Lis Smith, principal and chief executive at Preston College added: “Celebrating the success of our students is of vital importance to us and we are pleased that we could share in the success of our current students with those that will be joining us next academic year.

“We’re also grateful to our local partners who helped by sponsoring awards, putting on demonstrations and who all got fully involved in the day to help ensure it was a success. 

“The feedback from the new students who joined us on the day has been positive and we look forward to welcoming them in September.

“Many of the students who received awards today will be leaving us to go on to further study or employment and we wish them every success in what will be a bright future for them.”

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