Local students receive top awards

Louise Lyness from Lurgan picked up a CCEA Celebrating Achievement award for Creative Crafts. Studying Level 3 Creative Crafts at Southern Regional College, Lurgan gave Louise the confidence to leave behind her career in finance and set up her own floristry business 'Blooming Artful Floristry'. INLM1912-802con
Louise Lyness from Lurgan picked up a CCEA Celebrating Achievement award for Creative Crafts. Studying Level 3 Creative Crafts at Southern Regional College, Lurgan gave Louise the confidence to leave behind her career in finance and set up her own floristry business 'Blooming Artful Floristry'. INLM1912-802con
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TWO local girls joined more than twenty of Northern Ireland’s most promising students picking up awards at the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) Celebrating Achievement event.

SRC student Louise Lyness and Lismore pupil Nicole Blaney recived awards for their efforts.

Nicole Blaney from Lismore Comprehensive School) impressed her teachers and tutors so much they nominated her for a CCEA Celebrating Achievement award. Here she is celebrating winning her award for the Occupational Studies qualification 'Environment and Society', which she studied for at Southern Regional College, Lurgan. She is pictured with (l-r) her teacher Una Coyne, Principal Joe Corrigan and Classroom Assistant Colleen Seeley. INLM1912-803con

Nicole Blaney from Lismore Comprehensive School) impressed her teachers and tutors so much they nominated her for a CCEA Celebrating Achievement award. Here she is celebrating winning her award for the Occupational Studies qualification 'Environment and Society', which she studied for at Southern Regional College, Lurgan. She is pictured with (l-r) her teacher Una Coyne, Principal Joe Corrigan and Classroom Assistant Colleen Seeley. INLM1912-803con

From Construction to Creative Crafts, the winners at Celebrating Achievement are well on their way to improving their future career prospects.

Congratulating the students at the ceremony was CCEA’s Chief Executive Gavin Boyd. He commented:

“What makes this ceremony even more special is that learners were nominated by teachers, tutors and other staff for their personal strengths and qualities, and many have overcome a specific challenge to achieve their qualification.

“It is also encouraging to see a mix of schools, community organisations and Further Education colleges. It is important that skills development is accessible in a broad range of centres and that qualifications can be tailored to suit the needs of all learners.

“It is a challenging and competitive marketplace out there for both jobs and places in education. For this reason it is more important than ever that skills and learning are constantly evolving to meet the demands of a changing world.”

Louise Lyness picked up her Celebrating Achievement award for Creative Crafts, which she studied for at Southern Regional College, Armagh. Speaking about her award she said:

“I am really pleased to have won this award at CCEA’s Celebrating Achievement event.  The skills I have come away with from studying Level 3 Creative Crafts has given me the confidence to set up my own business ‘Blooming Artful Floristry’ which is keeping me very busy!