Calderdale College award evening

Calderdale College VQ Awards
Calderdale College VQ Awards

Calderdale College marked the success of its students at a vocational qualifications award evening held at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

They were recognised for achievement in their studies and contribution to college life.

Craig Henry was the first winner of the Keith McDonald Inspirational Learner of the Year award and he also won an award for his contribution to the college and community.

He has been a member of the Student Union for the last three years and helped run the college gym and school holiday clubs.

Additionally, he has given his helped with events at Voluntary Action Calderdale and started the NFL team Calderdale Knights.

He is currently coming to the end of his Level 2 Sports course and his hard work has paid off as he has now gained employment with Calderdale Council as a sports coach.

Other winners included Leanne Maher who received the Adult Learner of the Year award.

She has shown immense determination and commitment during her studies at Calderdale College since joining in 2006 on a Life Skills course progressing through to Entry 3 and her latest achievement is she has passed her Level 2 maths. She has had to overcome many barriers along the way including her disabilities and health problems.

Jordan Bridge has successfully combined studying with work to become Most Enterprising Young Learner.

He is currently studying for his Diploma Level 3 in Bench Joinery.

At the end of his Level 2 course he actively looked for work using his new skills. His enterprise paid off when he secured a job and is continuing his studies at the college.

Ex-student Rebecca Bridge, the current Students’ Union President at Loughborough University, was the keynote speaker. Keith McDonald Inspirational Learner of the Year, Craig Henry; Most Improved Young Learner of the Year, Ahmed Ali Pour; Most improved Adult Learner of the Year, Richard Whylie; Young apprentice of the Year, Shannon Savile; Adult Apprentice of the Year, Jonathon Naylor; Significant Contribution to College & Community (under 18), Emily Webster; Significant Contribution to College & Community (Over 18), Craig Henry; Most Enterprising Young Learner of the Year, Thomas Jordan Bridge; Most Enterprising Adult, Amy Waite; Young Learner of the Year, Amy Green; Adult Learner of the Year, Leanne Maher.