College students awarded for achievements

July 20, 2023

Selby College students celebrate their achievements with an end of year award ceremony.

Curriculum departments including Construction, Health, Hospitality & Catering and Sport hosted their own student award ceremonies, recognising both the highest achieving students and the most improved. The Annual Sport Awards, held at the Parsonage, celebrated the sporting and academic achievements of Sport and Public Services students and sports team players. Awards included Team of the Year, Sports Personality of the Year, Academic Excellence and more. The award winning Hospitality and Catering department, celebrated in the colleges on site restaurant. The students were presented with a range of accolades, including Chef of the Year, Student of the Year and Front of House Member of the Year. A three-course meal was prepared by the students for their loved ones. Dishes included Thai tuna fish cakes, pan roast belly pork and berry bavarois.

Sam Wright, Principal and Chief Executive at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group, said: “The end of the academic year is always a joyous time as we get to celebrate and acknowledge the academic and personal achievements of our students. “It’s been incredibly uplifting to see how they have progressed throughout the year – whether that’s overcoming barriers they might have faced, learning something new, or showing enthusiasm and commitment to their studies. “They should all be extremely proud of themselves and what they’ve achieved.” The college also celebrated the accomplishments of its first cohort of T Level students, the Group hosted a ‘T Party’ which was attended by students, T Level industry placement partners and colleagues from the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group. T Levels are new qualifications which have been designed alongside employers, enabling students to get a head start in their chosen industry or career. Equivalent to three A Levels, T Levels combine classroom theory, practical learning and a 45-day industry placement enabling students to gain experience in the workplace. Selby College currently offers T Level programmes in Health, Digital Support Services (IT), Education & Early Years and Maintenance, Installation & Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing.

T Level students being presented with their certificates at the ‘T Party’. (13-07-320 SU)

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