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SRC Awards Students from Seven Local High Schools

 Students from seven local high schools celebrated their success recently at an awards ceremony for students participating in the School Partnerships Programme (SPP) at Southern Regional College, Armagh Campus.

Southern Regional College welcomed Year 12 students from City of Armagh High School, Drumglass High School Dungannon, Lisanally Special School Armagh, Markethill High School, St. Brigid's High School Armagh, St. Catherine's College Armagh and St. Patrick's High School Keady.

The School Partnerships Programme enables Year 11 and 12 students in the school sector to sample areas including, digital imaging, joinery, beauty, hospitality, hairdressing and motor mechanics to name a few. The students on the SPP programme attend SRC one day per week for two years.

Guest Speaker on the day was Paul McEneaney who is the Founder and Artistic Director of Cahoots NI. Among his many talents Paul is an actor, writer, director, magician, conjuror, illusionist and boss of his own theatre company.

Brian Doran, Chief Executive of SRC commented on the close working partnership between the schools and SRC; Such collaborative partnership between schools and the Southern Regional College provides opportunities for a wider curriculum and life changing opportunities to a growing number of our young people within the 14-19 age range. We believe that the vocational training that is offered in conjunction with schools is as important as academic provision for the future development of a modern economy.

Other prizes included certificates of completion and certificates of 100% attendance which highlight the commitment and dedication of the students towards the programme. Awards were also given out for best students in each subject area and best boy and girl in each school and the Endeavour Award.

The Best Overall Female Student was Hannah Morrow from Drumglass. Southern Regional College lecturers said that Hannah was a determined young lady with a great personality. Her attitude to work and the skills she demonstrated were excellent. Her skills in Digital Technology across all units were extremely high and she is a very worthy winner of this award.

The Best Overall Male Student Award was shared between Jonathan Jenkins from Markethill and Stuart White from City of Armagh. Lecturers commented that Jonathan was an outstanding student across his four occupational areas of Engineering, Carpentry, Brickwork and Motor Vehicle studies, achieving a total of 92 marks. Jonathan was also successful in the Engineering category of the SPP Skillbuild Competition last year and was commended in the Carpentry category of this year's Skillbuild Competition.

Stuart also achieved a top mark of 92 across his four vocational areas. SRC lecturers said that Stuart was a pleasure to teach and has demonstrated excellent skills in all aspects of his work.

Amy McCall from the City of Armagh was presented with the Endeavour Award. Amy's lecturers at Southern Regional College said that she had a heart of gold and was always willing to help others. They said that Amy was a pleasure to teach and her warmth and positive attitude shines forth at all times.

Best Girl Hannah Morrow, from Drumglass High School with her parents

City of Armagh Students and Staff