College alumnus, Holly Flory, is the first ever Sixth Form student to be awarded the College’s prestigious Sixth Form Medallion.
The award, introduced at the end of the 2017/18 academic year, is designed to support and encourage students in post-16 education to increase their life experiences, actively contribute to the local and wider community and extend their subject knowledge beyond their A Level and BTEC courses.
The four areas that need evidence of completion to be awarded the medal are Student Mentoring, Community Action, The Physical or Fundraising Challenge and Wider Participation in Learning.
Holly spent the academic year working towards both her A Level examinations and her medallion; she undertook regular mentoring sessions with younger students, visited Namibia to complete a week of research into the local elephant and wild dog population, organised and delivered fundraising events as part of the Sixth Form Leadership Group and completed an online university course in Forensic Psychology.
Following Holly’s success, the Medallion scheme is being rolled out as an opportunity for all Sixth Form students.
Holly said of her achievement: “It was really nice to end my years at Newton Abbot College with the Medallion award. The whole process really encouraged me to do things I wouldn’t normally do. There is no doubt that the process helped with my UCAS personal statement and will help with my CV in the future.”