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On the 22nd of May 2024, we gathered with immense pride at the Isle of Wight College to celebrate the achievements of our students in the Uniformed Public Services and DOE (Duke of Edinburgh)Awards Ceremony. The event was graced by esteemed guests, including the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Dr. Nainby Luxmore and the High Sheriff Graham Biss. It was an honour to have them witness the dedication and hard work of our students, who have strived relentlessly to achieve their goals.

Grace Allen, a standout student and excellent advocate for the college, delivered the introduction speech. Her eloquence and poise set a high standard for the proceedings. She welcomed the distinguished guests and outlined the significance of the event, highlighting the hard work and commitment of the students.

Grace Allen introduced the guests of honour, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Dr. Nainby Luxmore, and the High Sheriff Graham Biss, along with our Principal and CEO, Ros Parker. The Drill was led by Joseph Rogerson, who impressed everyone with his leadership skills, demonstrating the high level of discipline and training imparted during the course.

The Military and Public Services course is designed to prepare students for a range of careers in the public service sector. From the armed forces to the police, fire brigade, and prison officers, the course instills ambition, dedication, and determination in its students. The rigorous training includes practical scenarios, academic studies, and adherence to industry standards, ensuring that students are well-prepared for their future roles.

The parade featured a display of foot drill, a core part of training across all uniformed services. The students showcased their skills in teamwork, confidence, pride, alertness, and attention to detail. This was kindly accompanied by the Island Highland Pipes & Drums, who played impeccably as always whilst the students marched.

One of the highlights of the ceremony was the inspection by Dr. Nainby Luxmore and Graham Biss, led by our Principal, Mrs. Parker. Following the inspection, students showcased their public speaking skills, with Jake Mander delivering a poignant reading of the poem "Don't Quit."

The awards segment recognized outstanding achievements across various categories. Here are some of the notable awards and their recipients:

  • Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award: Presented by Phoebe Wellbeloved. to 19 Public Services students
  • Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award: Presented by Hayley Holden to Robyn Baisley.
  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award: Presented by Hayley Holden to Grace Allen, Joe Rogerson, Mitchell Horrill, Lauren Killoran, Ellis Miskin, Theo Horsley, Roxy Browne and Jake Mander.
  • Mock Trial Participation Award: Presented by George Cawood to Theo Horsley.
  • Student Advocates in Public Services for their dedication to Music: Presented by Pipe Major Robert Gladdis to Robyn Baisley and Cieran Peterson.
  • Volunteering Award: Presented by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant to Blake Woodford.
  • Krav Maga Spirit Award: Presented to Josh Jackson.
  • Student Advocates PT: Presented to Joe Rogerson and Callum Chapman.
  • Public Speaking Award: Presented to Tyler Pickett, Jack Jones, Jake Mander, Lottie Stuber, Josh Young, and Lauren Killoran.
  • Determination Award: Presented to Connor Muncer.
  • Integrity Award: Presented by the High Sherriff Presented to Jake Whiteley.
  • Excellence Award: Presented to Jack Jones and Jake Mander.
  • Courage Award: Presented to Tyler Pickett.
  • Expedition Quartermaster Award: Presented to Jack Jones.
  • Student Advocate Drill Award: Presented to Joe Rogerson.
  • Overall Student - Military and Uniformed Services Award: Presented by Principal and CEO Ros Parker received by Grace Allen

The ceremony concluded with a heartfelt speech by Grace Allen, expressing pride in the accomplishments of the students and the support of their families. Principal and CEO Ros Parker also shared inspiring words, emphasising the importance of the skills and values learned during the course.

We extend our gratitude to the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Dr. Nainby Luxmore and the High Sheriff Graham Biss for their presence and support. Congratulations to all the award recipients and participants for their dedication and hard work. Your achievements today reflect the high standards and values of the Isle of Wight College.

Thank you to everyone who made this event a success. We look forward to seeing the continued success of our students as they embark on their careers in public service.

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