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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