Friday, 3 October 2008

Nomination for National Aimhigher Awards Scheme

My colleague Ken Campbell who heads up our Stepping Stones project let me know about another of our successes...

Dinneka Smillie was nominated in the 6th Form Aimhigher Learner category for the 2008 National Aimhigher Awards Scheme... and she won! There were over 130 entries in total, and so being chosen as a winner is a wonderful celebration of and recognition of the quality of Ken's work and the high level of involvement Education Leeds has with the Aimhigher programme. Dinneka and her grandad went to the awards ceremony on the evening of 1st October in London, where she received her award from the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, the Right Honourable John Denham MP. Dinneka was also presented with a signed certificate on the evening, and had the opportunity to meet others who are involved in the Aimhigher programme.

Dinneka has been mentored by Andrew Edwards host of BBC Radio Leeds 'Breakfast Show' and she is a brilliant advert for the City of Leeds, mentoring, AimHigher and the work we are all doing to promote and develop our fantastic young people... she is simply magic!

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