Students register big in prize draw
An electrical instillation student and an early years student are two of the big winners in a prize draw recognising the high attendance of students at Walsall College.
Zainuddin Hussain and Caitlin Deane have each won £50 after their names came out on top in a draw for full-time 16-19 year-old students who attended 95% and above of their classes during the month of November.
Principal and Chief Executive, Jatinder Sharma OBE DL visited Zainuddin’s class to personally congratulate him on his achievements and present him with a certificate award. Chocolates were also distributed to Zainuddin’s classmates to mark his success.
The Level 3 student said he understood the importance of being in class regularly.
“Electrical installation is as much about understanding theory as it is about improving your practical and technical skills,” he said. “I studied Level 2 here last year and I know how students can fall behind if they miss a lesson. It is true that you learn new things each day.
“College is an amazing experience, made easier by the tutors here so it’s nice to have won this prize.”
Caitlin, who is studying the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner course is currently on a block placement in a local nursery.
“This is a complete surprise and a good way for me to finish the term,” she said. “I find the college atmosphere to be really positive. It’s one of the things that makes me want to come to class.”
Students in art and design, IT, travel and tourism and science were also recognised in the college’s Supercharge Attendance Challenge.
Commenting on the prize draw, Jatinder Sharma OBE DL said: “Congratulations to Zainuddin, Caitlin and all our winners. Good attendance is clearly linked to positive progress and ultimately, greater employability options. It’s great to see that so many of our students recognise this.”
He continued: “This is the first of the half termly prize draws running this academic year to support our learners in readiness for the world of work.
“We look forward to welcoming students back from 4th January for the new term and new opportunities to learn and achieve.”