Animal Lover Sam Receives College Award

Tue, 21/08/2001 - 01:00

(L to R) Interim Principal Eugene McCrossan, prize winner Samantha Frost and lecturer Keith Cook.

East Durham College student Samantha Frost has recently picked up the Student Award in Land Based Operations for May.

Samantha, along with 9 other students from different course areas at the College, was presented with her achievement certificate and prize by Interim Principal Eugene McCrossan.

Samantha, 17, from Crook, joined the College’s Houghall Campus in September after leaving Parkside Comprehensive School in Willington. She studies on a NPTC Level 1 Diploma in Landbased Operations specialising in Animal Care.

Samantha’s lecturer Keith Cook, said: “Sam’s attendance and punctuality is excellent. She is a very polite student, willing to learn and extremely helpful.

“Samantha is supportive of all peers, enjoys trying new things and contributes well in class discussions. She works well as part of a team and inspires team performance.

 “Sam also volunteered to be a mentor for a student with visual impairment, and helps her immensely no matter what, and always with a smile.

“Keep up the great work and well done on this award, it is very much deserved.”

Sam has also had glowing reports back from her work placement at The Furdressers Dog and Cat Grooming in Bishop Auckland and has also been helping out at a Livery Yard at Tow Law at weekends.

Sam said: “I was very shocked to find out I’d won this award, and really pleased.

“I’m enjoying the course as it’s really hands-on and it’s been great to meet loads of new people.”

Samantha plans to enrol on higher level animal care courses and work her way up to becoming a veterinary nurse.