On the evening of Thursday 23 June 2016, Carlisle College held its annual awards ceremony. The evening focused on celebrating and awarding outstanding students at Carlisle College and there were a lot of worthy students who were recognised for their commitment and hard work throughout the evening.
David Allen sponsored two categories for these awards and I was delighted to present awards to 14, very deserving individuals during the ceremony.
The evening began with an introduction delivered by Carlisle College, where a special mention was given to Moira Tattersall OBE, the College Principal that has led the College for more than twelve years.
I was then invited onto the stage where I was given the opportunity to provide a short insight into my own experience of the College, where I finished my education at and launched my career from more than twenty years ago. It was a great privilege for me to inspire others with my own success story and recognise the achievement of the talent within the room.
I had the pleasure of presenting 8 learners in the category of ‘Outstanding Learner Achievement Awards’, which identifies the key indicators a learner is measured against. These include attendance, punctuality, behaviour, standard of work and exam results. Following this I awarded the second category where I had the honour of presenting 6 winning learners with the ‘Outstanding Apprentice Achievement Awards’. This award recognises the same key indicators a learner is measured against as the previous award but with the addition of a work-based assessment.
Awards were then presented by Story Contracting, Carlisle College, Cumberland Building Society and Carlisle City Council. All nominated students deserved to be recognised for their achievements – it was a humble experience with some students working against all the odds, and who were an inspiration to us all.
The ceremony ended with thanks been given to all the students, sponsors and teachers for making the evening a success.
It was a great evening, celebrating local talent which I was proud to be a part of.