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North-West student wins top LSC Award

The winners of the Cheshire and Warrington leg of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) North West Learner Awards were announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the Park Royal Hotel near Warrington, hosted by ITV’s Fiona Armstrong.

Mid-Cheshire College’s National Diploma Art and Design student, Kate Mills from Middlewich, took the top prize in the ‘Further Education Award’ category. 

This award is to acknowledge and celebrate exceptional achievements and contributions through the learner’s vocational experience.

Kate was presented with a trophy and cheque for £250 by Falkland’s hero, Simon Weston.


Chris Malins Lecturer in Art and Design said:

 “Kate is 100% committed to the demands of the course; this is reflected in the quality of her work.  She is extremely modest about her talents and is a pleasure to teach.  She has a mature attitude and outlook, is well liked by her tutors and peers and is always willing to help others.”

Seventeen year-old Kate said:

“I was thrilled just to be nominated, but to win the award is an amazing honour. It was a wonderful Oscar style evening.”


Thomas Jackson from Moulton was also a finalist in the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ category. Thomas, who studies on a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship at Mid-Cheshire College was a highly commended runner-up and received a cheque for £100 and a certificate.


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