Family and friends joined learners at Coleg y Cymoeddâ€™s Nantgarw campus to celebrate the achievements of over 100 learners who attend courses at the Aberdare, Rhondda and Nantgarw campuses and Learning Curve Centres, throughout Rhondda Cynon Taf.
The annual presentations celebrate the achievements for the academic year 2017-18 and include a range of part-time courses and units from the OCR Life and Living Skills qualification.
In his role as Compere for the event, Assistant Principal Jonathan Morgan,Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â welcomed the learners and their guests and thanked the staff at the college and Nicola Richards, Day Service Manager, Learning Curve Services and her team for jointly organising the event.
There was an air of anticipation in the Big Room as the learners waited for their awards to be announced; in front of a packed audience.
Proud Course tutors introduced their learners and congratulated them on their success, as they came forward to receive their certificates for achievement or 100% attendance.
After receiving her certificate Elizabeth Nichol who attends the Treforest Learning Curve said, â€œI liked just being there and getting my certificates. It made me happyâ€.
Presenting the awards, Andy Johns, Vice Principal at Coleg y Cymoedd congratulated the learners on their achievements and recognised the huge part played by their families and the staff. He remarked on the enthusiasm of those receiving certificates and wished them well for the future, whether it be further studies or work placements.
Al Lewis, Head of School for Vocational Access joined the celebrations to present the learners with their certificates for 100% attendance.
The event concluded with a lively performance of Bouncers and Shakers, by the Creative Arts & Media learners under the guidance of Course Tutor Angie Fitzgerald.
Following the event Ben Frelford a learner at Treforest Learning Curve commented â€œThere was dancing and they were singing. It was good funâ€.
Nicola Richards, Day Service Manager, Learning Curve Services said, â€œOn behalf of Learning Curve Services, I would like to say thank you once again for all the accreditation provided by Coleg y Cymoedd. Individuals attending the part time courses, have an opportunity to increase their independence skills, by attending accredited courses, using excellent facilities and resources at the three campuses across Rhondda Cynon Taf. Once again all groups were very proud to receive their awards at the ceremony, also enjoying a superb performance by the Creative Arts & Media groupâ€.
Co-ordinator of the Learning Curve classes at Coleg y Cymoedd, Rachel Wallen stated, â€œIt was wonderful to see the Big Room filled with excited learners, who were receiving certificates, as well as many parents, guardians and carers who were there to witness their success. The presentation is an opportunity to see the full-scale team effort from both staff at the college and Learning Curve Centres within Rhondda Cynon Taf.
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