Success for high school students at special awards event

John Donovan Lismore Comprehensive Teacher, Kelli Anne Goodman SPP Student of the Year from Lismore Comprehensive and Brian Doran SRC Chief Executive
John Donovan Lismore Comprehensive Teacher, Kelli Anne Goodman SPP Student of the Year from Lismore Comprehensive and Brian Doran SRC Chief Executive

Over 150 students from local high schools celebrated their success recently at an awards ceremony for those participating on the School Partnerships’ Programme (SPP) at Southern Regional College’s Lurgan and Portadown Campuses.

Southern Regional College welcomed Year 12 students from Brownlow Integrated College, Clounagh Junior High School, Craigavon Senior High School, Lismore Comprehensive School and Tandragee Junior High School to celebrate their achievements at this special awards ceremony.

The School Partnership Programme enables Year 11 and 12 students in the school sector to sample areas including, digital imaging, joinery, beauty, hospitality, hairdressing and motor mechanics to name a few, in order to make a more informed career decision. The students on the SPP programme attend SRC one day per week for two years and achieve recognised qualifications on completion of their studies.

Guest Speaker on the day was Ben Russell, past SPP pupil from Brownlow Integrated College who has now went on to study Level 2 and 3 Plumbing at SRC and work Irwin M&E Limited.

SPP Student of the Year was awarded to Kelli Anne Goodman from Lismore Comprehensive and the Endeavour award went to Tom Armstrong from Craigavon Senior High School.

Brian Doran, Chief Executive, Southern Regional College, commenting on the close partnership between local schools and SRC said: “The partnership between Southern Regional College and the schools in the Craigavon Area Learning Community provides opportunities to pupils to benefit from a wider curriculum by undertaking a range of courses not available to them in school. ”