Student of the Month - Abigail Walker - December 2019

Huge congratulations to Year 7 student, Abigail Walker, who has been awarded 'Student of the Month' for December 2019.

It is quite unusual to have someone in Year 7 winning 'Student of the Month' having only been at the College for a term and a half - but, as you can see from the quotes below from all of her teachers, this was a very well deserved award! A rising star in our College community who is definitely going places. Well done from all of us at Newton Abbot College, Abigail!

Abigail receiving her award from Mr Cornish
Abigail receiving her award from Mr Cornish

“In Mathematics, Abigail is always a bright and cheerful character who likes to be challenged; she has a natural inquisitive nature with no problem too difficult to attempt”

C Salt, Teacher of Mathematics

“Abigail has settled in really well to the tutor group and shows great potential for the future. She always goes out of her way to be kind, helpful and a good friend. She is always positive and keen to get involved in tutor group activities and discussions, especially about current affairs. Last term, Abigail helped to organise a Christmas Bake Sale for Jay’s AIM. Her excellent Autumn term report was really well deserved. She is a pleasure to teach!”

C Pollard, Teacher of French

“Abigail is determined with a great energy in the music classroom. She has a natural musical ability and uses it effectively in assessments.”

C Tebbutt, Teacher of Music

“Abigail quickly settled into science, she is a hardworking student who always provides excellent answers in class and is always ready and motivated for the next challenge. Abigail is always willing to lend support to members of the class; this is evident during group work including practical experiments. She is conscientious and presents her work with pride. Abigail is a pleasure to teach and I look forward to celebrating her achievements in science in the future.”

C Stubbs, Teacher of Science

“Abigail is a hardworking, conscientious and creative student who is a joy to teach. She always adopts a positive approach to her work and is a valued member of the group.”

S Godfrey, Team Leader of Drama

“Abigail is imaginative, focused and incredibly hardworking in English; her ideas in class discussions are insightful and offer new perspectives. What a fantastic start to her studies at Newton Abbot College!”

A Smith, Teacher of English

“Abigail’s enthusiasm for History shines through in everything that she does in History lessons. She is quick to engage in all elements of learning and is more than happy to share stories of the visits she has made to historic sites with myself and her classmates. Her work is of an exceptional standard and she is a real role model for other students. It is a joy to share in Abigail’s passion for History and she is a very deserving Student of the Month.”

K Dowling, Team Leader of History

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