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Public services students’ achievements recognised

Public services students at Coleg Sir Gâr have been recognised for their achievements over the last academic year.

This annual awards event was a smaller celebration this year due to the pandemic where usually a passing-out parade takes place alongside a guest speaker from the public services sector.

Taking the top awards this year were Gendal Buyukertas, Ethan Evans, Carys Griffiths and Cameron Fountain who were awarded high achievement awards.

Level three public services student of year was named as Georgia Griffiths and learner of the year for Welsh language was awarded to Carys Griffiths.

Amanda Morgan, public services lecturer at Coleg Sir Gâr said: “We also recognised Georgia’s achievements throughout her time in college as she was a student that progressed through from level one, achieving high grades throughout her four years with us, along with high levels of attendance, motivation and commitment.”

There are seven second year students progressing to university to study a range of degree including public services, professional policing, criminology and criminal justice.

One student has been successful in gaining a post as a special constable for Dyfed Powys Police and another with South Wales Police on a police constable degree apprenticeship scheme.

The college’s public services team were also thrilled to learn from Dyfed Powys Police’s social media post that former student Sam Cavill who has been working for two years as a special police constable has been accepted as a regular police constable.

Amanda Morgan added: “Although it’s been a challenge, we’ve done pretty well through this pandemic and students have shown the resilience that they will need to demonstrate when working within the public services sector.”

Public Services Prize Winners 2021 Ethan Evans, Cameron Fountain, Erin Daves (accepting for Georgia Griffiths) Carys Griffiths, Gendal Buyukertas

Public services year two leavers with their medals