Anthony Hodgson with East Durham College vice principal Eugene McCrossan

Anthony wins Animal Care Award

Sat, 2001-09-08 01:00

An animal care college student’s hard work paid off when he recently picked up an award in recognition for his tremendous efforts on his course and work placements.

Anthony Hodgson, 18, from Houghton-le-Spring, who has been studying on a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus, was presented with one of the College’s special recognition awards for June.

Head of Animal Care John Reid said: “Since day one of his studies at Houghall his enthusiasm has been undoubted.

“Anthony has been highly praised by his work placement providers for his hard work and excellent customer care. I have also received very positive comments from staff about his enthusiasm and knowledge when we recently volunteered to help out at an open day.

“Anthony works very well with other students on the course, especially during farm livestock practicals when teamwork is essential. Anthony has been a fantastic ambassador for the College, congratulation on this award.”

Anthony, who used to attend Houghton Kepier School before enrolling at Houghall, was overwhelmed to have been nominated for an award.

“It’s wonderful to be given this awards, and I have loved my time at Houghall. I’ve loved the practical elements of the course and particularly the work placements. I hope to one day become an RSPCA Officer.

Anthony also works part time for Down At The Farm in Houghton Le Spring, where the manager is full of praise for Anthony’s enthusiasm and positive engagement with the public.

Anthony, along with seven other successful students from different curriculum areas of the College, was presented with his achievement certificate and prize by Interim Principal Eugene McCrossan at a formal prize giving ceremony earlier this week.