Youth Press Releases

Awards for Deloitte students at Cornwall College
February 2017

Dedication, voluntary work and community spirit are the keys to the awards received by a group of students on the Deloitte Programme at Cornwall College Camborne, at a special ceremony. The cohort, who are all students at Newquay Tretherras, have been working with business experts from Cornwall College on a range of projects over the last 12 months, which has also included raising hundreds of pounds for the Newquay foodbank.

The awards, Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards, recognise the support and dedication that a young person can give to their community. All of the students received a gold award, which marks their achievement of doing a minimum of 100 hours of service to their community.

Course leader for Deloitte at Cornwall College Camborne, Sandie Johns said: “These students have outdone themselves every time and to have been part of their educational & personal journey leaves us with a real sense of pride for these students. They have demonstrated such fantastic commitment; employability skills & qualities in a short period of time and they should be incredible proud of themselves.” The groups organised a number of events and baked cakes, buns and biscuits to be sold to fellow students and members of the public. The results of which, combined with their Christmas Fair raised over £200 for Newquay Foodbank.

Chef Lecturer at Cornwall College Camborne, Phil Oakes, added: “I was so pleased to see not the end of a one year journey but the start of a fantastic career path and future for all the students. I hope that they felt the same pride that I did as they were awarded the Lions young leaders awards for over a hundred hours of selfless commitment to the local Newquay community.”

The Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards recognize young people for their community service within a 12-month period. The awards fulfil two important Lions commitments; to improve the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community, and to help young people become responsible adult citizens and community leaders.

Jodie Ward the District Youth Chair Person for the Lions added: “It helps develops their future, it’s great for their UCAS applications and it shows that they are committed to helping in their local communities.”

17 year old Jasmine Isaacs from Goonhavern concluded: “It’s been really awesome to take part in this programme, we have gone through so much together as a team and we’ve been able to help other people. I think it’s important to give something back, we’ve had lots of support in the past and now it’s time to show them the good things that young people can do.”