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South London Best Learner and Teacher Awards!

South London Best Learner and Teacher Awards!

Date: 30 May 2022

John Ruskin College was excited to be included in an invitation to the House of Lords as part of the South London Best Learner and Teacher Awards. The event was hosted by Lord Tope CBE, on behalf of the Committee of South London Principals, on Thursday 19 May 2022. South London Colleges, including LSEC, South Thames College Group, Croydon, and specialist Colleges Orchard Hill and Nash College, presented awards for their best students and teachers.

Student Union President Elizabeth collecting her award


During the day, students and teachers heard inspiring stories about how individuals coped during the pandemic and overcame personal challenges to exceed in their studies and support their peers. A special mention to Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, now Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, who shared his experience of transformative education.

The event saw our very own Student Union President, Elizabeth win the Best Learner Award. Elizabeth first joined John Ruskin College after completing her GCSEs at Oasis Academy Arena and studied Health & Social Level 2 and 3. Alongside this, Elizabeth was elected by the student body to become the Student Union President. Elizabeth has been dedicated to leading student projects throughout the year, raising money for charities, and engaging with the wider Croydon community.

Sue Bennett, Science Lecturer collecting her teacher award


Our teacher winner was Sue Bennett, a Science Lecturer for John Ruskin College, who was nominated for her hard work and dedication to ensuring students achieve their highest possible grades. 

Celebrating both Elizabeth and Sue for winning their awards


A huge congratulations to both Elizabeth and Sue for their hard work and their fantastic achievements!


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