Falmouth Marine School student achievement celebrated with awards

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By Em_Williams | Sunday, February 24, 2013, 13:01

The annual Student Promise Awards at Falmouth Marine School have been held this month to honour those students who have made significant achievements. The event saw a number of them presented with certificates and prizes to mark their efforts.

The Awards recognise academic achievement but also celebrate other factors such as determination in the face of adversity and distance travelled.

Scheduled half way through the academic year, the Marine School says the event is a way of improving motivation and building self-esteem as well as raising further levels of achievement.

The awards are split into three categories, Achievement, Progress and Endeavour.

This year's winner of the Achievement Award was BTEC Marine Biology & Ecology level 2 student Nathan Reynolds from Penzance for consistently producing work of high quality.

Nathan said: "The award put a smile on my face, I feel like I want to achieve more in the future to help build a strong CV to make myself more employable."

The Endeavour Award went to Yacht Fit Out & Composites Level 3 student Tom Shorey. This award recognises students who show evidence of real commitment, determination and perseverance and reflects significant personal investment on the part of those nominated.

Programme Manager Dave Martin commented: "Tom travels from Newlyn each day by train and is never late or misses a lecture. His can-do attitude is a lesson for us all, not only is he committed to his own studies but he's always willing to help others with theirs."

Finally, the Progress Award, which is for students who demonstrate a marked and sustained improvement in the standard of their work and attitude, went to BTEC Level 3 Watersports student Ross Shortman.

Ryan said: "I am surprised to receive it, it shows that the hard work I put in has been recognised, which is nice to know."

All nominees received a certificate of commendation with the winners each receiving a cheque for £25.

David Stedman, Head of Falmouth Marine School, commented: "It is important to encourage and reward students when they do well, whether this be in their studies or in their general attitude and dedication. Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners."

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