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We celebrated two Croydon College winners at the South London Best Learner and Teacher Awards last week at the House of Lords, Westminster.

Julius Lewis was our student winner.

Julius was inspired by his grandmother to learn a trade, so he started a Bricklaying apprenticeship at Croydon College in 2017.

After completing his apprenticeship, Julius returned to Croydon College two years later to study Construction Contracting Operations at Level 3.

Today, Julius visits the college and delivers inspirational talks to students about his journey to becoming a site manager.

Our teacher winner was Antony Lawrance who began his career as an apprentice carpenter more than 40 years ago. Antony has worked as a carpenter, site manager, and project manager, and gained an assessor award in 2016.

In that same year, Antony joined Croydon College as a construction assessor where he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with students, just like Julius, who want to work in skilled trades.

A huge congratulations to both Julius Lewis and Antony Lawrance on their hard work and their fantastic achievements.

Esteemed guests at the awards ceremony included Lord Tope CBE, Peter Mayhew-Smith, group principal and CEO of South Thames Colleges Group, Sam Parrett CBE, and guest speaker, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, founder and chairman of Restoration Partners.

We also celebrated two Coulsdon Sixth Form College winners at the South London Best Learner and Teacher Awards last week at the House of Lords, Westminster.
Rosa Duan was our student winner.

Rosa moved to the UK from China during her secondary school education and worked extremely hard to attain three predicted A-grade results.

Rosa has grown into a talent and resilient individual who inspires and supports others and sets a positive example.

Our teacher winner was Claire Platt our Fashion and Textiles teacher.

Claire is extremely hard-working and reliable, providing invaluable support to her faculty and serving as an incredible role model.

Claire has nurtured Rosa’s talents and helped her grow in confidence by instilling a ‘can do’ attitude.

Claire really stepped up to help her students during the lockdowns, supporting their needs and guiding them through unpredictable times.

A huge congratulations to both Rosa Duan and Claire Platt on their hard work and their fantastic achievements.

Esteemed guests at the awards ceremony included Lord Tope CBE, Peter Mayhew-Smith, group principal and CEO of South Thames Colleges Group, Sam Parrett CBE, and guest speaker, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, founder and chairman of Restoration Partners.

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