WESC learners steal the show at award ceremony!
Inspirational WESC Foundation learners celebrated all their hard work and dedication at an uplifting awards ceremony with delighted parents, tutors and friends.
The ceremony, held in a marquee on the sports track at WESC’s 15 acre campus, acknowledged all the hard work and achievements by WESC learners who have learnt valuable skills over the academic year such as social, employability and living skills, to name but a few, equipping them to increase their independence and achieve results.
WESC Ambassador Judi Spiers compered the celebration event this year and Principal Tracy de Bernhardt Dunkin opened the event by congratulating the learners on their hard work in learning practical skills to enable them to look after themselves, as well as learning technological and social skills.
Awards were handed out by WESC members of staff who summarised their achievements and qualifications gained.
Some of the awards included:
WESC Student of the Year Award – awarded to Megan who has shown real progress in her confidence and a high level of personal attainment especially in food technology, art, work skills and mobility. She always asks questions to further her knowledge and understanding and has persevered to work more independently on activities.
The Mrs ‘O’ Trophy for Independent Life Skills – awarded to Susie for greatly improving her communication skills using her iPad and increasing her independence by accessing the community twice a week to purchase her shopping and then preparing her own lunch.
The Pat Peckham Cup for Achievement in Braille – awarded to Brooke who has developed her knowledge of the Braille alphabet and can now confidently read 3 to 4 letter words in Grade 1 Braille using the phonic sounds. She is reading 40/50 words per session which is amazing!
WESC Foundation Social Enterprise Award – awarded to Otis for being a WESC ambassador as part of his work experience programme. This role entailed regular trips to pick up the WESC Collection boxes at various shop locations and talking to the shop managers about the school and college and his role. All feedback we received has been incredibly complimentary!
Tracy de Bernhardt Dunkin awarded two Principal’s Awards to learners who she felt were outstanding in their all-round contribution and creative endeavour. These awards went to Ben and Anna – fantastic results guys!
There were many more awards given out to WESC’s inspirational learners throughout the ceremony who all have achieved so much over the year and demonstrated it’s not what you can’t do, it’s what you can do that really makes the difference. Well done everyone!