Congratulations to Caprice and Conrad, who have just won Hull Rotary Awards at the Wilberforce College Achievement Evening 2015. The event included a range of awards to recognise the achievements of students in various academic subject areas, as well as awards for outstanding sports and community work projects.
“Caprice started Wilberforce in Sept 2013. She spent a year in the Hair and Beauty department before progressing to the Intermediate Foundation course. She has now progressed further onto Level 2 Early Years.
During her time on the Foundation course, she participated in various community activities – including The Big Tidy (where she helped tidy the area across the road from the college). She was also a valued and reliable volunteer at the Bilton Grange Community Association. The Foundation students attended this local community centre on a fortnightly basis. Whilst at the centre, Caprice participated in many tasks to help out both the centre and its service users, many of who were elderly and had learning difficulties. Caprice would support them during their regular activities, such as playing bingo or sewing, or she would sit and chat with them about their lives. She would also help out in the kitchen if needed and would turn her hand to whatever needed doing on the day!
Caprice has also earned herself a place on the front page of the college’s Seeds of Change Project! Caprice gave up her free time during the Easter break last year to help plant the fruit trees outside of F block. She also gave up part of her summer break to help kick-start the project. She did lots of lots of painting, weeding and general tidying that enabled the creation of the Seeds of Change Base Camp.
Well done Caprice!” (Words by- Mandy Hetherington)
“Conrad started at Wilberforce in Sept 2013. He spent 2 years in the Foundation department before progressing onto Level 2 Health and Social Care in Sept 2015.
During his time in Foundation, he participated in various community activities. He, like Caprice, was a valued and reliable volunteer at the Bilton Grange Community Association. Conrad became a keen gardener at the centre. He was part of a small group that tirelessly worked, in all weathers, to redesign areas of their large garden. He always arrived in his overalls and work boots ready to get ‘stuck in’. The staff at the centre would welcome Conrad back anytime!
Like Caprice, Conrad has also earned himself a place on the front page of the college’s Seeds of Change Project! Conrad, too, gave up his free time during the Easter break last year to help plant the fruit trees outside of F block. He also gave up part of his summer break to help create the base camp for Seeds of Change. Conrad often comes and ask if anything else needs doing for the Seeds of Change project.
Well done Conrad and thanks for all of your help!” (Words by- Mandy Hetherington)