June 2012 East Durham College Student of the Month winner Michaela Brown

Land Based Studies Award Goes To Michaela

Fri, 2001-09-07 01:00

East Durham College student Michaela Brown recently won the Land Based Studies Award at the College’s June Student Awards ceremony.

Michaela, along with 7 other students from different course areas at the College, was presented with her achievement certificate and prize by Interim Principal Eugene McCrossan.

Michaela, 18, from Stanley, is studying on a NPTC Level 1 Diploma in Work-based Land-based Operations.

Lecturer Helen Mitchell said: “Michaela has excellent punctuality and attendance. She has also been coming in on her days off to help with Open days and Foundation events.

“Michaela has really worked hard on her portfolio and has completed it to a high standard. She has really grown and progressed in her social skills and her understanding of how to act and behave around other people, students and staff, she has a moral conscience and a very mothering, supportive nature which is very apparent when she works with other students in Foundation on lower level courses, or who have learning disabilities.

“Michaela excels in her practical work and has the ability to work very effectively in a team, or on her own.  Michaela puts her heart into her practical work; she can see what needs to be done and completes it to an outstanding level. She also can provide positive comments and recommendations about how things could be done in a better way. We are very proud of her progress this year and her aim is to progress onto BTEC work skills course next academic year.

“All the team really have seen a massive progression with Michaela and feel that she has matured and become focused fully on achieving her goals.”