Teaching staff who were judged as outstanding by their colleagues and through external moderation have received a special ‘thank you’ at Suffolk New College.
More than 60 staff reached the grade this year after being observed by line managers and 40 attended a ceremony at the college’s Shelley’s restaurant.
Over 1,000 students, guests, sponsors and supporters attended Suffolk New College’s End of Year Celebration.
The event was split into two sections; the morning presentations which included students from the Creative Arts, Sport, Environment & A level and Enterprise and Technology courses, and the afternoon presentations which saw Commercial services, Health & Childcare and Construction & Engineering course students also take to the stage to celebrate their success.
Suffolk New College pupils were amongst those receiving a certificate signed by the Prime Minister for their hard work on the National Citizen Service on 16th June. The award was given to young people who showed commitment and passion for their team’s social action project
Level 2 students Jason Thorpe and Lindsay Perkins had a brush with victory when they won first prize in the Painting and Decorating competition in the Skills Zone at Suffolk Show.
Lindsay and Jason have been preparing for around 2 months for the competition. ‘It’s taken lots of practice – we’ve done it over and over again, we could probably do it in our sleep now!’ said Lindsay.
Judge Robert Smith from PPG Johnstones Paints said ‘Their whole effort was very professional and the standard of work was excellent.’
Suffolk New College students also came second in the Carpentry and Joinery competition and third in the Bricklaying competition.
Hospitality and Catering Students were delighted to be named winners of the Dick Hollins Memorial Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Best Working Exhibit at Suffolk Show.
Programme leader for Hospitailty and Catering Mark Clement said ‘We are over the moon! This is the first time catering have won this award, best in the whole of the skills sector.’
Horticulture student Jack Walker was a cut above the rest at this year’s Suffolk Show. The level 3 student was invited to walk around the Flower Show with judges and observe the decision making process of picking the winners.
Chief Steward Stephen Miles recommended Jack for this honour because he was impressed with how he helped other people at last year’s show. Jack was able to listen in and learn from the judges, and was also asked to help them give out the good news to the winners.