Emily Campbell is awarded the BTEC Gold Award for Child and Social Care Learner of the Year 2020

NORTHERN IRELAND LEARNERS WIN PRESTGIOUS BTEC AWARDS 

The exceptional achievements of Northern Ireland’s Emily Campbell from Ballyclare Secondary School and Stefanie McCluskey from Belfast Metropolitan College were celebrated today as they were awarded the prestigious BTEC Awards for Child and Social Care Learner of the Year 2020 and Sport Learner of the Year 2020 respectively.

Emily was recognised for her hard work and positivity, as well as her passion and drive for her future career path and continuous support for others inside and outside of college. Emily’s hard work and dedication was celebrated at the tenth anniversary of Pearson’s annual BTEC Awards hosted online on 25 June 2020 at 2pm.  

Principal Mrs K Bell commented : “As Principal of Ballyclare Secondary School I am absolutely delighted that Emily Campbell has been crowned the winner of the BTEC Child and Social Care Learner of the Year 2020.

This is fantastic news for Emily, the teachers who deliver the course and for the whole Ballyclare Secondary School community.

It is always a thoroughly enjoyable experience to celebrate in the success of our young people. This fantastic achievement is well deserved. Emily is an exemplary pupil.

Emily is a true representation of everything we stand for in Ballyclare Secondary School. She is a hardworking, dedicated and talented young person who is a credit to her family, our school and she is an inspiration to fellow pupils.

In Ballyclare Secondary School, we provide a rewarding educational experience where expectations are high for holistic development of young people. The recognition of achievement can be the very thing that makes us push ourselves on and strive to be better in order to reach our full potential. Emily has embraced our school ethos in every way.

Emily has been a wonderful pupil from the moment she joined Ballyclare Secondary School. She is an enthusiastic learner and this award reflects her tremendous work ethic, determination and her enjoyment of learning.

Emily’s achievement is testament to the quality of the teaching she has experienced over the two years of this course. The hard work, dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of the staff who deliver this course is reflected in this amazing achievement.”

Emily Campbell, commented: “I was so pleased when my teacher even thought to nominate me for the award and I certainly never expected to be the winner. It is such an honour to be recognised in this way. Thank you to everyone involved.”

The Head of Home Economics, Mrs R Duncan commented : “I am extremely proud of Emily winning this Award and absolutely delighted for her and her family. Emily is a talented pupil who was fully committed to her course, she made a great impression on staff in the Home Economics department and on her placement. During her time in Ballyclare Secondary school she has developed the perfect qualities for a career in nursing and I wish her every success.”