Youth Project and Public Services May Award 2012

Sat, 04/08/2001 - 01:00

East Durham College student Brandon Smedley recently won the Youth Project & Public Services Award at the College’s May Student Awards ceremony.

Brandon, 16, from Peterlee, is studying on a Level 2 Diploma Public Services.

Tutor Janice Armstrong said: "Brandon’s attendance has been well above the College benchmark throughout the year (97%).

"Brandon has made excellent progress in all aspects of the course. He has completed a number of assignment tasks and participated in a range of fitness, sport and outdoor adventure activities.  Brandon has a very good attitude to his studies and is genuinely interested in the subject. Brandon has made a real effort to integrate into the group and his confidence has grown from strength to strength. He has really taken seriously the need to succeed and owing to his determination he has done. He is in a great position for progression. Brandon always takes an active role in all group discussions. He has shown maturity beyond his years in his views and opinions on current topics."

Janice added: "Brandon has made steady progress this year, demonstrating a mature and determined attitude in his approach to work. He has taken an active role in a range of fitness, sport and outdoor adventure activities and has a good attitude towards his studies.

Wayne Cotterill added: "Brandon has had excellent attendance and punctuality throughout the academic year.

"Brandon has successfully completed all written work to a satisfactory standard well ahead of deadlines, also he has successfully completed all units on target. Brandon has shown a positive attitude to all of the course elements and has been as professional as one can expect of a young person.

"Excellent team work skills. Always ready to get stuck in and helps others when necessary. Brandon has shown initiative in a number of situations relating to sport, outdoor education and fitness activities. He has a positive can do approach to work and puts 100% into everything he is asked to do."