Student Rebecca Bullivant with former Barnsley College Chair of Governors Frank Johnston.

Public Services students were acknowledged for their outstanding achievements at a celebratory awards ceremony.

Students were presented with awards for Special Recognition, Public Services Student of the Year and the Johnston Award for Outstanding Achievement. Award winners at the ceremony included Libby Turner, Kyle Siddons, Kyle Ruth, Robyn Clayton, Summer Herbert and Morgan Daykin.

The prestigious Johnston Award, sponsored by former Barnsley College Chair of Governors Frank Johnston, was presented to Rebecca Bullivant, 17, from Wath-upon-Dearne. Rebecca, a Level 3 Public Services (Uniformed Services) student, impressed Mr Johnston with her dedication and enthusiasm for the course and her ambitions for a career in the Police force.

He gave an inspirational speech about careers within the Public Services and encouraged the students to be proud of their roots at Barnsley College.

Frank Johnston said: “I was thrilled to be asked to speak as I am passionate about Barnsley College and the Public Services. I sponsor the award as I come from a military and policing background so I understand the importance of students being recognised for their outstanding achievements. The ceremony provided a fitting tribute to those students who go above and beyond in their studies and in College life.”

Rebecca added: “I am very shocked to have won the award. I’m really proud to be recognised for my achievements both in College and my commitment to the public services. My tutors have been really helpful and have prepared me for a career in the Police force.”

Last updated: 20th June 2018

Originally posted on: 20th June 2018