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10-07-2018


Aisling Pell (L) Daniel Clawson (M) Sarah Hamill (R)

Aisling & Sarah Take Top Awards

Local Newcastle girl Aisling Pell, picked up a trio of top awards for outstanding academic achievement from Stranmillis University College at the College’s recent annual awards ceremony.  Sarah Hamill a former pupil of Newbridge integrated college and Poyntzpass Primary, was also awarded  the GTCNI student teacher prize, which recognises outstanding student teachers who have excelled in their teaching placements in our local schools.

Aisling, a former pupil of St Patricks Primary School Castlewellan and Down High School won the CCMS Education in the Community Award, awarded to the student who has demonstrated a high level of sustained and active community education engagement by seeking to improve the educational opportunities and achievements of others, such as those from lower socio-economic backgrounds. She also won The GTCNI student teacher prize, which recognises outstanding student teachers who have excelled in their teaching placements in our local schools and the Stranmillis University College Association Prize, awarded to the B.Ed. (Primary) student who has shown particular notable promise as a classroom practitioner

Commenting on Aisling’s and Sarah's awards Dr Anne Heaslett, Principal of Stranmillis University College said, “Our mission at Stranmillis is to ‘enrich the lives of children, young people and communities through excellence in teaching, scholarship and research’. How we do that is by producing Learning Leaders who have the talents and skills to inspire, enthuse and lead our children and young people, and give them the best possible start in life.
“For almost 100 years, Stranmillis has been shaping education, unlocking the potential of teachers, educators and students and building better futures for our communities. Aisling’s achievements reflect that spirit of innovation, passion and innovative thinking. Our congratulations go to her, her family and the teachers who have helped inspire and shape their potential. With talented education professionals like these, the future of teaching is in great hands”

Aisling and Sarah are pictured above with the Guest speaker, Daniel Clawson, who graduated from Stranmillis in 2013 and has rapidly climbed through the ranks to Assistant Principal at Desborough College, an innovative Academy school in Maidenhead, Berkshire, and a Board Member of Young Enterprise.

 

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