Every year, we host an exciting and unforgettable awards evening to honour the hard work and commitment of students from across the College.
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2018 Awards Evening
The 2018 Awards Evening kicked off with an insightful and invigorating speech from Jeff Pearce, a local entrepreneur and our guest speaker for the evening.
He spoke about his experiences and his drive for success, inspiring our students to follow in his footsteps.
26 individual awards were then handed out to students, in front of their parents, staff and College governors, to recognise outstanding achievement, personal development, hard work and excellence.
2017 Awards Evening
For our 2017 Awards Evening, we were incredibly lucky to be joined by Paralympic wheelchair tennis champion Jamie Burdekin. He competed in Beijing, London and Rio, and was our guest speaker.
After his keynote, we handed out a huge range of awards to recognise the hard work and commitment that takes place across every part of Hugh Baird College each year.
24 students received an award to celebrate their successes, and the evening was sponsored by Gov Radio.
2016 Awards Evening
Our 2016 Awards Evening was a fun-filled night of celebrations, with recognition for dozens of students who’ve shown their commitment to the College.
The found of the KIND children’s charity, Stephen Yip MBE, was our guest speaker for these student awards.
He was joined by parents, staff, College governors, and a host of other invited guests at the Awards Evening that was sponsored by Gov Radio.
Outstanding Achievement Award
Patricia returned to education in order to re-train, improving her confidence, her grades and her career prospects every term. She’s achieved distinctions in most of her units and given up her spare time to give beauty treatments to cancer patients.
Sponsored by the Taylor Fund, Samhilda received this award because of the incredible strength and courage she’s shown after moving from Sierra Leone to Britain to start a new life. She’s had great success with her grades and her newly learnt skills.
Jim Brown Award for Personal Development
Adam is unbelievably hardworking, on track to receive a triple distinction in his Public Services BTEC, and regularly donates his free time to good causes. He mentors other students and is a volunteer instructor for his local scout group.
Colin Appleton Award for Excellence
Sean is a model student and has never shown anything but hard work and excellence during his time with us. On his Level 2 Jamie Oliver Cookery qualification, he’s completed work experience with Taylor Shaw and been a key part of our L20 Hotel School.
Award for Excellence in Work Placement
After working to an exceptional level during the work placement for his BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering, Jillian received such great feedback on his hard work, intelligence and feedback, the employer is looking to hire him as an apprentice!
Jade has improved her self-confidence and self-belief since arriving at the 14-16 College. She’s excelled with her attendance, punctuality and overall grades - moving up a number of College sets - and developed into a well-rounded young lady with a bright future ahead of her.
16-18 Maths and English
Laurence struggled with his confidence when he first arrived at College, but he’s been determined to change that. He pushed himself constantly and always asks tutors for more work to boost his knowledge and help him progress into Higher Education.
19+ Maths and English
Zsolt, known fondly to his friends as Josh, has been described as outstanding by all of his tutors. Although he started late, he’s become one of the best students in his class and achieved excellent grades – despite Hungarian being his first language!
Curtis is an outstanding student, who’s been studying for A-Levels in Spanish, English, Chemistry and Biology. He arranged a place for himself at the Oxford Summer School and been part of The Aspiring Professionals Programme, setting his sights on Oxford University.