On Wednesday 30 June David and I were invited to a Level 2 Celebration of Success evening at Richard Rose Sixth Form College.
This evening was to recognise the achievements of particular students in the last year. We were greeted by Nigel Cannar, Assistant Principal at the Richard Rose Sixth Form College who was our host for the evening, announcing the awards whilst David presented the students with the awards.
The students had completed a course which had delivered a unique educational experience and it centred round a core qualification: WorkSkills and a further qualification in either Art, IT or Business. The core course taught the students a range of key skills needed for the work place, such as working with customers, being part of a team, interview techniques and other skills.
The qualifications earned were not the real achievement. The real achievement was that a group of young people were given the space, time, dedication and support to achieve something and reach their potential in the first of many things.
It was clear from being at the celebration evening that the students had gained a lot from this course and were extremely proud of their achievements. The smiles on the students faces as there names were called out was fantastic and they were then presented with an award from David. These students have achieved something fantastic in this last year and it was very emotional for the students, teachers and parents as their success was rewarded in such a fantastic way.
Many of the parents were thanking the teachers for everything which shows just what a difference this course and the teacher’s guidance has made to these students.
After the presentation we viewed the artwork which some of the students had produced and I have to say the quality of this work was absolutely brilliant.
This was a fantastic evening filled with pride and emotion for all those involved and I am sure these students will go on to achieve further success in their careers.