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Pembrokeshire College students, past and present, were recognised at the Radio Pembrokeshire Young Achiever Awards held at Folly Farm on Friday 7th November.
Kathryn Manson, Max Bevan, Amy Staff, Joe Coombe and Matthew Richmond, were among 14 young people and local groups to be recognised for their achievements.
Kathryn Manson was awarded the Young Apprentice Award supported by JCP Solicitors. Starting out at Pembrokeshire College on the Level 1 Motor Vehicle course, Kathryn is now a fully qualified member of the Silcox team. After applying to over a hundred garages across Pembrokeshire, Silcox Garages offered her a 2-day trial before accepting Kathryn to complete her level 3 apprenticeship programme with them in 2012.
Enthusiastic performer and entertainer, Max Bevan was presented with the Performing Arts Award. With an infectious eagerness for the Performing Arts course at Pembrokeshire College, Max took on leading roles in a number of performances and gave total commitment to everything he did. Following successful completion of the course he was thrilled to be offered a position by Butlins as one of their Redcoat entertainment team.
Amy Staff, a keen young achiever on a mission to help create a more sustainable world, was awarded The Commitment to the Environment Award. Currently studying Environmental Science at the College, Amy was one of only 75 students to be offered a summer placement with Nuffield Research. Working at LUSH in Carmarthen she has recently been appointed as their Green Representative in addition to working on a number of sustainability projects including Upcycling.
The winner of the Outstanding Bravery Award was A-level student, Joe Coombe. Having had to make some extremely difficult decisions and overcome a number or obstacles over the past few years, Joe has managed to improve his A-level grades and look towards applying to University.
Finally, The Award for Outstanding Progress (6th Form or College) was granted to Matthew Richmond. Matthew was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at a young age causing him to struggle through school. Despite this, Matthew put everything he had into completing several GCSE’s and was successfully accepted into Pembrokeshire College to study Mechanics. After two years he changed path and took up the Animal Management course. It wasn’t long before he became his own boss breeding budgerigars. Although Matthew struggled with coordination as a child he did not let this obstacle prevent him from learning to drive so that he could set up his own pet-minding service. This venture has taken off greatly and Matthew has a long lists of clients with bookings coming in thick and fast. The last award, The Gold Award was also presented to Matthew. The judges of the evening felt that Matthew deserved an extra special recognition for all that he has achieved to date.
Well done to everyone.
Photo by Pembrokeshire Photography