Posted: July 13, 2023
Students at North Lindsey College were told to be proud of their achievements during their recent annual awards ceremony.
Outstanding commitment and ambition were just some of the awards recognised at the annual end of year event but also kindness, employability, volunteering and support awards were amongst the categories.
The event was opened by a lively musical theatre and dance performance by students from the college who demonstrated a taste of some of their recent work that they have produced.
John Rees (Principal and CEO of DN Colleges Group) said: “This event provides us with the opportunity to celebrate and applaud the achievement of our students. We are also proud of our staff team and partners and the considerable amount of hard work they put in to ensure every student develops their potential.”
The College awarded trophies to staff and students in line with their core values and to address those who had shone over the past year. This year was also a record year for the number of nominations that were made by students wanting to recognise teaching and support staff at the college for the ‘Staff Member of the Year Award’ with nearly 300 nominations being submitted.
Sophie Robinson studied on the Travel and Tourism course and was presented with the award for Special Recognition. Sophie was nominated by Kayleigh Grierson (Curriculum Leader in Travel, Business and Catering) and said: “Sophie has been an outstanding student showing commitment and passion for the subject. The generosity of time and love for the department has shown through Sophie’s continued dedication. As far as a student goes, she always goes above and beyond for our department.” Sophie has now found employment at Eastern Airways based at Humberside Airport.
The event was hosted by inspirational speaker, former teacher, entrepreneur, circus artist and magician, Matthew Cope who entertained staff, students and guests throughout the event with an interactive display.
Matthew addressed each of the award winners on to the stage and said: “The message I am trying to get across to my audience is that we should be proud of our achievements, and we should not be afraid of our failings.”
Louise Carter (Parent at the event) said, “Events like these are hugely important, the event was really inspirational and to hear what students from this age group have already achieved is amazing.”
Certificates were also presented to students that were highly commended at the event and were recognised for their achievements.