VQ Winners 201225th June 2012
This year’s Vocational Qualifications awards evening took place at the Victoria Theatre in front of an audience of over 400. The event is the College's annual awards ceremony to recognise student achievement.
This year record numbers of students were nominated by tutors in a number of categories including most improved learner, apprentice of the year, significant contribution to College, enterprising learner and VQ hero of the year.
The special guest for the evening was ex-student Rebecca Bridger, who has just graduated from Loughborough University. Rebecca, who sits on the National Executive Council of the NUS, gave a truly inspirational experience about the positive impact she had whilst learning at Calderdale College and how it has helped her and guided her since.
Current Calderdale College Student Union Executive members Chloe Carter and Nathan Hoyle were the comperes for the evening and did it with some style and humour!
The following winners were awarded their trophy by Rebecca and Lynn Mackenzie, Chair of Governors:
VQ Category Winner’s 2012
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
The final award of the evening was presented on behalf of the Percival Whitley Charitable Trust in memory of trust member Keith McDonald who sadly died early in 2012. The inaugural winner of the Keith McDonald Inspirational Learner of the Year Award was Craig Henry.