Students on Coleg Sir Gâr’s Fresh Start programme have been recognised with an awards day that celebrated their achievements including their Duke of Edinburgh expedition success.
The foundation team presented individual and group awards that recognised most improved learners, learners of the year, community participation, sports participation, literacy, numeracy and attendance.
Fresh Start is an introductory course aimed at those returning to education or who may need additional support with their studies or personal life.
It provides opportunities to take part in taster sessions across college provision to help students identify a vocational pathway.
The Fresh Start tutor team are experienced and skilled in delivering the needs of students requiring additional support and motivation to re-engage them into education.
The wellbeing and mentoring teams also supported the event as well as the Be Active team who presented Duke of Edinburgh awards to students who took part in expeditions.
Tanya Knight, foundation lecturer at Coleg Sir Gâr said: “Our students have done amazingly well this year.
“They have all had very different journeys and challenges to overcome but with support they have thrived and believed in themselves and that’s why it’s important for us to recognise their achievements.”
Kayleigh Brading, Be Active coordinator at Coleg Sir Gâr presented the Duke of Edinburgh awards, she said: “It was important for us to recognise these awards and student achievement as the DoE programme promotes personal growth by challenging participants to set goals, overcome obstacles and develop resilience and self-confidence which are all vital life skills.”
The Fresh Start programme is run at Graig (Llanelli), Ammanford and Pibwrlwyd (Carmarthen) campuses.