Animal Management students Laura Ashley and Louise Skipsey have been crowned Autumn term winners of Reaseheath’s Attendance Award Scheme.

At the end of each term the names of full-time Further Education students who have maintained 100% attendance at their lectures and practical sessions are entered into a draw for the chance to win prizes worth up to £300.

After Autumn term finished Louise and Laura were randomly selected from over 500 eligible students and given the opportunity to choose their well deserved prizes.

Laura, who chose a laptop, is in the second year of a Level 3 (1080) Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management and hopes to be a turtle conservationist. She is 18 and lives in Winsford.

She said: “I was very pleased and surprised to be awarded this prize. I love coming to college, particularly when we are doing hands-on practicals in the zoo.”

Laura’s Course Manager Sarah Waddington commented: “Laura is very committed to her studies and absorbs lesson content so she can apply it directly to her work. She is punctual to all lessons and is genuinely ready and eager to learn.

“It has been great to see one of my students achieving an award for their attendance. Laura particularly deserves her prize because her timetable is packed with lessons and tutorials.”

Louise, a first year student on the same course, hopes to go on to be an agricultural farm vet. She also enjoys her practical lessons and says that the iPad she chose as her prize will be a big help with her studies. She comes from mid Wales and is 16.

Louise’s Course Manager Emily Campbell said: “Louise has a fantastic attendance record and is always on task with lessons. She is first to hand in work to be checked and responds well to feedback.

“As a first year residential student she has adapted well to her new independence and always turns up prepared and on time for lectures. She should be proud as she has shown true professionalism in her attitude to her work and a maturity well beyond her years.”