Kirsty named Learner of the Year

Kirsty Adamson pictured with proud New-Bridge Integrated College principal Gerry Jones
Kirsty Adamson pictured with proud New-Bridge Integrated College principal Gerry Jones

A NEW-BRIDGE pupil has been awarded the Learner of the Year accolade.

Kirsty Adamson was presented with her award at a civic reception to celebrate achievement last week.

The student was awarded ‘Learner of the Year’ for the Occupational Studies, Business and Services course she undertook for her GCSE course in New-Bridge in collaboration with Newry Campus of the Southern Regional College.

Kirsty was named Top Student in media across all of the schools involved in the Occupational Studies courses by SRC and went on to claim the prestigious CEA Learner of the Year award where achievements of some of the most outstanding learners in Northern Ireland are celebrated.

The celebration is public acknowledgement of the achievements of those individual who have become accomplished, motivated and skilled in their chosen subject area. It also recognises the part played by teachers, lecturers, tutors and family members in helping to bring about this success.

Mr Jones, Principal, Mrs Hasson, Area Learning Co-ordinator and Mrs Morton, Classroom Assistant attended the award ceremony to share in Kirsty’s success.

Kirsty said she was delighted to receive the award.

“If it had not been for my Occupational Studies course I never would have believed I could pass exams, and I would not now be completing a Level 3 Extended Certificate at SRC,” she said.

Mr Jones said, “Kirsty’s success proves the effectiveness of the Banbridge Area Learning Community. The Principals and Co-ordinators have worked tirelessly in collaboration with one another to make a wide range of courses available to students. New-Bridge is an advocate for all-ability and inclusive education and will continue to strive to ensure that all of our pupils continue to reach their full potential.”