AWARDS EVENING 2019
Over 350 guests, consisting of family, friends, staff and governors attended the prestigious end of year Awards Event at the College on Tuesday 18 June. The students were dressed in graduation gowns, providing a sense of grandeur to the occasion.
The Awards Ceremony is held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements and efforts of the students, including both curriculum awards as well as awards for outstanding contributions to the College Community.
The Principal, Kevin Standish, in his opening speech made references to the many accolades the College has won during the academic year.
The Student of the year Award went to Mohanavarna Manohoran, the Student President who has been exceptionally proactive, playing a crucial role on the Student Partnership Council, Departmental representative for Science, a Language Ambassador, as well as taking an active part in charity events throughout the course of the year.
The presentation of the awards was interspersed with an amazing variety of exceptional performances given by current and past students, from a variety of genre, including, singing, poetry and aspirational speeches and we were also entertained by the Pandemic Steel Orchestra, a local band which is based in New Addington, consisting of players from the local community.
To conclude the evening, the Chief Executive, of Orbital South Colleges, Jayne Dickinson addressed the audience with an inspirational speech. This was followed by professional photographs and a celebration buffet.
On the week commencing the 20th May, we had our Refugee week where we had lots of activities and events.
Events included workshops ran by Kazzum for all our ESOL learners where the students enjoyed lots of fun, crafts and different activities to work as a team.
We also had one of our most popular activities during Refugee Week which is our Football match where each team included players from different parts of the world celebrating diversity!
A very enjoyable event that all players and supporters are looking to repeat next year.
SLEEP EASY EVENT AT ESC
What a night! Some of our students took part in the YMCA East Surrey Sleep Easy Event held at East Surrey College.
The learners built shelters, gave out awards, played loads of games and most importantly slept rough for the night for an amazing cause.
We are SO PROUD of you guys! Well done!
Romell Glave, a Level 3 Sports Student received a highly acclaimed Best Learner Award, which was presented at the ‘South London Best Learner Awards ceremony’ hosted by Lord Tope CBE, at The House of Lords on 23 May 2019.This is an annual event which celebrates the achievements of students from South London Colleges. Romell was nominated by the Senior Leadership team as the College’s overall Best Learner.
Romell has been on an incredible learning journey at John Ruskin College – initially joining our KS4 programme, moving onto Level 1 Sport and then bypassing Level 2 due to his maturity and commitment and excellent achievement on Level 1. Romell is a dedicated sportsman and an exceptionally talented athlete, who competes outside College at elite level in Athletics, namely the 100m sprint in which his best time is 10.21 seconds, just 23 milliseconds behind the world record holder, Usain Bolt. In 2017 he was the fastest U17 in the world at 100 metres.
In addition to achieving highly on his Sports course, Romell is an excellent Ambassador for the College, as a sports coach, facilitating enrichment and coaching sessions weekly. His teachers have commented, ‘He always goes above and beyond to help his fellow students’.
Romell is a true representation of an all round exemplary learner who is achieving in all aspects of his education, personal life and sport.
With a predicted triple distinction* grade in his course, Romell is set to progress to the University of East London, where he has secured a scholarship to continue competing in Athletics and to study Sports & Exercise Science.
CENTENARY IS COMING!
Watch this space! In 2020 the John Ruskin College brand will be 100 years old.
Please check our website for more information about all the activities that we will be planning for this exciting year!
HAIR & BEAUTY END OF YEAR SHOW
On Tuesday 11 June our Hair & Beauty students showed their incredible skills at the Hair & Beauty End of Year Show!
There were lots of prizes donated by top firms like Nyx and L’Oreal and all the money collected was donated to Save the Children. Great job!
Also on Tuesday 11 June our Creative Industries Showcase and Exhibition took place.
It was a great success and all our students had a great time showing all their hard work to friends, family and visitors. Well done!
Enrolment will take place on Friday 23 August! Check the post in the next few weeks as your enrolment letter will be with you soon, with all the information that you will need for such an important day!
Do not forget to add the date in your diary!