Thirteen students from each subject area at Reaseheath College were named ‘Students of the Term’ at a recent ceremony held on campus.

The students were presented with their certificate and prize by CEO and Principal Marcus Clinton while Vice Principal Dave Kynaston read the nominations submitted by course tutors in front of the students’ guests.

The winning students and a summary of their nominations are as follows:

Oliver Bennett – Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management

Oli makes everyone around him smile, is respectful at all times and is proud to be at Reaseheath. Oli excels in his course – he passed his Level 2 Animal Management course with a Distinction Star, before progressing to Level 3. He has been involved in completing an act of kindness each month with his fellow students, which so far has seen them send 70 postcards to care homes across the North West, raise over £430 for the “Make a Wish” foundation, and send shoeboxes of Christmas presents to children in Eastern Europe.

Dan Andrews – Agricultural Engineering Apprenticeship

Dan is a positive and enthusiastic learner, who is always engaged in lessons. He works with an independent dealership, where his skills are tested on a daily basis on multiple brands of equipment. Dan has a great attitude towards repairing machinery and identifying faults, and has a keen desire to continually improve. Dan has a bright future with the agricultural engineering industry if he maintains the excellent standards he has set so far.

James Day – Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

James has shown huge potential in just a short space of time in his Motor Vehicle studies. He recently sat the first of nine IMI online assessments, for which he scored an impressive 93%. James is extremely keen to learn new things and has already started to show and develop industry standard skills. If he continues with this excellent start to college, there is a bright future for James in the motor industry.

Tomos Jenkins – Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Performance

Tomos continually demonstrates a positive attitude towards his studies. Alongside his learning, Tomos is an integral feature within the college’s rugby team and even captained the college team in their victory of being crowned North West Regional 7’s Champions. Tomos volunteers to support local school events at Reaseheath and has even started his journey to coaching by taking part in Tag Rugby leader qualifications. Tomos is a pleasure to teach and is a real asset to Reaseheath.

Rebecca Ashworth – Level 3 Environmental Conservation

Rebecca works hard in her studies and shows real passion for her subject. Rebecca takes time to assess situations before completing tasks, which enables her to work in a calm and confident manner. Rebecca is developing a hand drawn identification species guide in her spare time, which demonstrates her enthusiasm and dedication to her subject. These characteristics will see her progress and succeed within the industry.

Nikita Colborne – Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management

Nikita has truly embraced all areas of her qualification and goes above and beyond to succeed. Nikita has shown excellent ability in her recent mock exams, gaining extremely high marks in her Biology, Health, Nutrition and Behaviour modules. Nikita has also shown excellent practical skills when interacting with the horses, which she consistently does with empathy and compassion.  She is inquisitive, eager to learn and takes real pride in her work.

Katie Parkinson – Level 3 Diploma in Bakery

Katie shows real competence in a great range of skills, including pastry making. She is also a very capable student in cake decorating, with her recent wired flowers and Halloween modelling being outstanding. Katie is enthusiastic in theory lessons and her work is always handed in on time and of superb quality. Truly committed to completing her qualification, Katie has excellent attendance and is always punctual to lessons.

Jessica Chadwick – Level 1 Land-based Studies Animal Care

Jessica has made excellent progress with her studies and social development this term. She offers support to others in her class if they are struggling with a topic or with a personal issue. She shows high standards in her work in Animal Care, and shows a real passion for working with small animals. Jessica takes responsibility for her own learning, and is a very conscientious student.

Abigail Starsmeare – FdSc Level 5 Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare)

Abi is an active member of the Student Association, and works hard to promote student life events as her role as the Communications Chair. Abi is also the Course Representative for Animal Management and volunteers weekly at Reaseheath Zoo. As well as this, she achieves excellent marks in her coursework and exams, and helps the Reaseheath Marketing team with blog posts, social media and vlogs. This is all alongside her extra-curricular talents, which include horse riding and artistic roller skating (representing Great Britain!) Abi is always enthusiastic in lessons and provides well considered contributions in class.

Caitlin Thackray – Level 2 Bench Joinery

Caitlin shows commitment and drive on a daily basis. Alongside her studies, she has embraced the role of Student Representative for her course. At a recent team meeting, she presented a case prepared by her and her fellow students for a sheltered area in the department. She did this with amazing confidence and diplomacy and presented a very articulate argument to persuade the team to find a solution. The Construction department at Reaseheath College is a better place with Caitlin in it.

Danielle Watts – Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture

The research Danielle has put into her studies has been exemplary, which has led to many of her assignments being awarded a distinction. Danielle recently undertook a middle year placement with a dairy farm in Stafford, which she completed with excellent skill and dedication. Danielle’s passion to learn has also seen her attend Cheshire Grassland Society meetings, and has now taken up additional weekend work for local farmers. Danielle’s drive and ambition means that she will have a very bright future in the industry.

Tai Brookes – Student of Term for maths – Level 2 Land Based Engineering 

From the beginning of the academic year, it was clear Tai was a hardworking student who wanted to succeed in maths. Tai is the first one to enter the classroom and always the last to leave. Tai works to an exceptional level and consistently endeavours to complete work to the best of his ability. Tai is motivated in abundance and continues to strengthen his skillset. He has been a delight to teach and his approach to learning has been a pleasure to witness.

Alexander Milroy – Student of Term for outstanding attendance – Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management

Throughout the first term, Alex has demonstrated a high level of motivation to complete all aspects of his course. During sessions he demonstrates his insightful mind by asking questions and creating links between topics and real industry settings. Alex is involved in his local young farmers association and is a young ambassador for British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC). He has assisted the college at a range of national shows, including the Midland Game Fair and the Cheshire Show.

Principal Marcus Clinton and all of the staff at Reaseheath College would again like to congratulate these students for their outstanding achievements.