Top Construction Students are Recognised at Annual Awards

Top Construction Students are Recognised at Annual Awards

Blackpool and the Fylde College top Construction Students are recognised at Annual Awards. The top-performing students have been recognised for their exceptional efforts at a prize presentation at the end of last month. Above photo: Shade Egerton proudly displays her trophy and certificate flanked by tutors (l to r) Daniel McAdams, Ian Hirstwood and Dave Hodge.

Prizes went to 30 students who are being trained in a range of skills from carpentry, electrical, plastering and plumbing to brickwork, painting and decorating or are studying for professional construction industry qualifications.

Top Construction Students are Recognised at Annual Awards

The top award of ‘Most Outstanding Student of the Year’ went to 16-year-old Shade Egerton from South Shore, Blackpool. She is on a Level 1 course in carpentry and joinery as well as studying for GCSE qualifications in Maths and English.

The 2019 Construction Awards winners are:

Overall Student of the Year:   Shade Egerton

Carpentry & Joinery Students of the Year:

Group A Level 1 – Peter Fleming                               Level 1 Group B – Shade Egerton
Level 2 Bench – Brandon McConville            Level 2 Site – David Hurley
Level 3 Bench – Isaac Chantrell                                 Level 3 Site – Clive Jones

Professional Studies Students of the Year:

Level 3 Extended Diploma – Luke Simpson              Foundation Diploma – Joseph Smith
HNC1 – Jordan Bowie                                                HNC2 – Paul Geoghegan
HNC2 (Civils) – Bradley Robinson

Trowel Trades Brickwork Students of the Year:

Level 1 – Ryan Wildon                                               Level 2 – Richard Langer
Level 3 – Daniel Strother

Plastering Students of the Year:

Level 1 – Harley Sturmey                                           Level 2 – Zack Smalley
Level 3 – Antony Halliwell

Electrical Installation Students of the Year:

Level 1 – Lewis Bennett                                             Level 2 – Reece Wilkinson

Plumbing Students of the Year:

Level 1 – Ryan Pilling                                                 Level 2 – Cole Guest
Level 3 – Raul Opera

Painting & Decorating Students of the Year:

Level 1 – Daniel Wilson                                              Level 2 – Thomas Astin
Level 3 – Shannon Foran

Maths & English Students of the Year:

Functional Skills Maths & English – Mitchel Moloney and Cameron Wills

GCSE Maths – Shade Egerton                                   GCSE English – Brandon Ethell

Leading the Way

Ian Hirstwood, Programme Leader in Joinery, described Shade as “a determined student who always works to the best of her ability and never shies away from any project”. He added that female students are always slightly outnumbered in the building trade and that it is fantastic to see a student like Shade embrace all that the course has to offer and lead the way for future generations by showing such an excellent attitude to learning.

Shade says that she enjoys working in a practical field whilst at the same time improving her academic qualifications. “I’ve never done anything like this before and I’ve particularly enjoyed the work experience week that the college arranged for me. Now I’m fired up to go on and work towards a Level 2 qualification!”

Ruth Peri, Head of Curriculum – Construction, at B&FC was full of praise for the exceptional efforts of all the students who have been working towards construction related skills and qualifications.

“All of the team in Construction are really proud of the students that we have been teaching this year and the progress they’ve made on their journey into work in the building trade,” she said.

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