Students Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Society

This week saw Knowsley Community College’s annual Citizenship Awards take place, gathering staff, students, parents, carers and College Governors to celebrate the achievements of all those nominated.

The prestigious event recognises the amazing commitment and selfless dedication of so many of our students; many of them giving hundreds of hours of their own time to help others. Some volunteer to run vital community groups, whilst others provide care and support to their families and members of their communities, and to simply be ‘good citizens’.

They each collected certificates to a deserved applause of a very appreciative audience before the runner up and the winner was announced. It was an extremely difficult choice, but in second place was Luke Murphy and this year’s winner was Chris Browne.

Luke Murphy is enrolled on a Level 3 BTEC course but is also a carer for his Mother, who has a long term illness. As a result he works hard to manage his college workloads and meet deadlines and does so without any complaint. He is respectful and will contribute in class, often supporting other learners and helping them if and when needed. He is managing these pressures extremely well and working hard to achieve his course whilst also maintaining a part time job.

Chris Browne is enrolled on Entry 3 PSD and Employability. Chris is a brilliant student who always puts others first. He has a kind caring nature within his personality. Chris volunteers at the local youth club as a youth worker where he encourages children and young people to get involved in new activities. Chris also volunteers each week at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool where he helps to hand out meals to patients. Chris loves doing his volunteer work and brings happiness and smiles to everyone he meets he is a perfect candidate for this award and should be high praised for all his hard work and time he gives up to make this city a nicer place.

Chris will now go on to represent the College at a ceremony held at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) on 23rd March, which will recognise good citizens from sixth forms and FE colleges across Merseyside. The University works with Knowlsey Community College each year to identify a worthy winner and its Roscoe Foundation for Citizenship aims to promote the development of ethical students and an ethos of citizenship in the wider community.

I am sure you will all join us in congratulating Chris and all our nominees of 2015.