Jack Petchey Award Winner October 2016
Sharando Aldis was nominated 2 years in a row by a cross section of college staff for his sheer determination to succeed. He boasts an excellent attendance and punctuality record and has come “a very long way” during his time at SCC. He is currently thriving on a challenging A level programme of study in Maths, Economics and Chemistry. Sharando had an interrupted few years to his education prior to coming to SCC with various personal challenges to overcome but his commitment and perseverance saw him successfully retake his GCSEs here and progress to his A levels where his teachers describe him as self-motivated and intellectually inquisitive. He has evolved into a natural leader who frequently helps others with patience and humour. He is a driven young man who takes advantage of every opportunity to broaden his knowledge and progress. Sharando has also acted admirably as an ambassador for the College at open events speaking with prospective students and their parents and he played a strategic role in the College's induction programme at the start of the term presenting himself as a positive and approachable role model for his peers. Sharando has grown in maturity, confidence and ability during his time with us and is looking forward to going to university next year to further his Maths related studies.
Sharando split his award winnings between the Economics Department and the College's extra-curricular sports department. He bought some white boards to mount in the main economics classroom for AS/A2 economic students to work in pairs/small groups on sub topics. “Working with peers in this visual and kinaesthetic way in class helps students learn from each other and helps with revision, boosting confidence and overall grades,” he stated.
The rest of his award went on 8 quality match footballs for the College's extra-curricular football activities which reaches a cross-section of the College community throughout the year.
Sharando was very surprised and delighted to have been given the award and like all winners, he was awarded in front of college peers in assembly by our Principal, Mrs Taylor.
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