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Learners celebrate VQ Day 2011 at the Victoria Theatre

23rd June 2011 <b>Learners</b> celebrate VQ Day 2011 at the Victoria Theatre

Halifax Courier web idol winner Hayley-Rose Roberts took to the stage at Calderdale College’s Annual VQ Day celebration event this week at the Victoria Theatre.

Talented songstress and former Calderdale College student Hayley impressed the audience of students, family and friends with her vocal skills before presenting certificates and prizes to the nominees. She was joined by Tim Robinson, Editor of the Halifax Courier, who also presented awards and spoke of the importance of education and training.  

Music student and DJ Josh Ingle entertained the students and their families as they arrived and settled into their seats for the ceremony.

Now in its fourth year, national VQ Day recognises the value of vocational qualifications and celebrates vocational achievement.

Award nominations were put forward for both young and adult learners and represented a wide range of subjects from childcare, sport and electrical installation to business, hairdressing and art & design. Winners were selected not only in recognition of their success and achievement in their chosen field but also for their commitment and for the positive impact that their learning experience has had on their lives, including how their success has impacted on the wider community.

The winners were:                                                     

Most Improved Young Learner of the Year – Shinane Bright
Most Improved Adult Learner of the Year – Cheverne Oswin
Young Apprentice of the Year – Francis McShane
Adult Apprentice of the Year – Megan Wadsworth
Significant Contribution to College & Community (Under 18) – Rebecca Winterbottom
Significant Contribution to College & Community (Over 18) – Adam Greenhough
Most Enterprising Young Learner – Jennet Nkwo Eze
Most Enterprising Adult Learner – Naheeda Ahmed
Young Learner of the Year – Mariam Ahmed
Adult Learner of the Year – Joanna Varley

Visit the Photo Gallery to view images from the event.

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