Student Awards 2017

Student ambassadors Ben, Danielle, George, Laura and Emma stand in the RNC bistro smiling at the camera. In their hands they are holding envelopes with their certificates in and boxes of chocolates.

Anika Backhouse, PR, Publications & Outreach Officer at RNC attended this year’s Student Awards and gives a roundup of the event below;

On the final day of term, students gathered to hear who had won a variety of awards based on behaviours and engagement throughout the year. Whilst this is a fun event, it is also full of sincere meaning; students were nominated by staff across all categories.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!


Award winners

Award for Endeavour

Ieuan Sparey

“He always puts his academic studies first and even took on an additional evening course to further his knowledge.”


Caring Award

Kieran Teoh

“He is kind, always considerate to others and does not think twice about providing support to his peers and those around him.”


Contribution to the Community Award

Kimberley Jeffreys

“She has been commended for her commitment and contribution to her weekly work placement and attends a local community group, which she has been an active member of the last two years.”


Sporting Award

Kali Holder

“Not only as an athlete, but also as a coach and ambassador, she continues to support others within sport to reach their full potential.”


Musical Award

Callum Bishop

“He has been a very supportive member of the Performing Arts team, and a talented musician.”


Best Team Award

RNC Student Ambassadors

(Emma Gaylard, Ben Sheppard, Danielle Brewster, Laura Wilmot, Tiri Hughes and George Woodland)

“They have been active in giving advice, guidance and comfort to anyone who needed it.”


Guide Dog of the Year Award


“He is nominated for always being so well-behaved, reliable and discreet. He works hard and is well-mannered.”


Best Cook Award

Lois Turner

“Her tasty spaghetti bolognese, followed by jelly and ice cream, has gone down very well. She is thoughtful and kind, happy to share her knowledge with those around her.”


Physical Grafter Award

Ben Davidson

“He has completed multiple work-based learning and work placements, all of which have been approached with the same reliability, work ethic and determination to learn and develop new skills.”


Amount of Progress Award

Emily Swinley

“She has taken every opportunity available to her. It’s almost impossible to measure how far she has come. She is a true asset to the student body.”


Jumping in with Both Feet Award

Caecilie Valla

“She deals with things as they arise – she is calm, determined and has a great attitude.”


Reliability Award

Ciaron Naughton

“He has been fully committed to his studies, with an excellent attendance record.”


Progress with Language Skills Award

Nathan Bouzidi

“He has worked hard to achieve his qualifications in French and Spanish, and has the most fantastic memory for words.”


Outstanding Sales Skills Award

Tom Nevens

“He is a valued member of the Market Stall team, and has shown time and again how to secure a sale, even of some unlikely, unusual or hard-to-sell items. He even sold two sombrero hats on a cold, wet winter afternoon!”


Award for Developing a Working Medium Using IT

Karla Cundick

“She has worked hard since starting at RNC and maintained her enthusiasm for learning, and has a clear aptitude to tackle challenges.”


Made the Most of a Work Placement Opportunity Award

Kimberley Jeffreys and Ben Davidson

“Kim had a particularly successful placement at a local school, who can’t speak highly enough of her work there.”

“Ben has a driven work ethic and has every chance of future success by applying his wide range of transferable practical skills to whatever opportunities come his way!”


Award for Attendance

Erin Boyce and Ciaron Naughton

“They have both achieved 100% attendance across the year. What a fantastic achievement!”


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