Lydia Ford Wins Outstanding Student of the Year Award for 2014

In News, on the 4th, November 2014

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A student who overcame her battle with dyslexia was picked out of more than 2000 students to win the prestigious award at a glittering ceremony.

Lydia, who is 17 and from Brompton on Swale, has just completed a course in Public Services and plans to go into the Army.

Her tutor Gary Paxton presented Lydia with the award in front of more than 300 people in the college.

He paid tribute to her high levels of personal fitness on the course but also her commitment to learning.

He said: “Her work ethic, professionalism and general conduct are continually commented upon by other staff. Lydia is a fantastic team player and is always keen to take the lead, inspire others and offer support when required. Lydia has worked hard to overcome hurdles in her learning through dyslexia.

“She has accepted support and guidance and has gone on to inspire and support others working with dyslexia. Lydia is a pleasure to work with and I have no doubt that she will be an asset to the services when she progresses after college. She has all the skills, qualities and attributes required recruiters for the uniformed public services. Lydia continually demonstrates the values and standards required on a uniformed public services course and I have no hesitation in nominating her for the award of student of the year, “he said.

College Principal Kate Roe said Lydia’s story was inspirational and she was a credit to herself and the college community.

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