Sophie Receives College Award

Mon, 2001-08-20 01:00

(L to R) Interim Principal Eugene McCrossan, student Sophie Roberts and lecturer Valerie Harle.

East Durham College student and staff-member Sophie Roberts recently received a college student achievement award.

Sophie and nine other students were presented with the College’s Achievement Awards for May by the College’s Interim Principal Eugene McCrossan.

Sophie, 24, from Seaham, is in the first year of her Certificate in Education part-time course. She is also working part time at East Durham College as an NVQ Assessor in Business Administration.

College lecturer Valerie Harle said: “Sophie has attendance and punctuality of 100% and she demonstrates a high level of professionalism and is also an excellent team player.

“Sophie has used innovative skills to promote evaluation in the classroom setting using a range of creative evidence to develop diversity and functional skills that engaged in self-teacher and peer assessment. This practice was voted creative and excellent by the students in the lesson.

“She is a supportive, caring student who has developed her teaching skills in both practical and theory.

“Along with teaching and family life, Sophie is committed to the challenges of the course meeting assignment deadline dates, and rises to stretching goals set as well as supporting and motivating her peers.

“Sophie is a very worthy winner of this award.”

Mother of two Sophie added: “I’m over the moon to have been nominated for this award, I was dead chuffed when I found out about it.

“I’m really looking forward to the second year of the course and may then progress on to the foundation degree.”