WYKE COLLEGE AWARD EVENING
The club has for some years presented an award for Community Service to a pupil who has demonstrated outstanding comittment to helping others as well as being actively involved in activities outside the college. The award was presented at the college during last night's award evening by President Robin Mason to Esther Meza. The recomendation given by the college reads as follows.
Esther was an all-round exceptional student. She had a
phenomenal work ethic and was incredibly driven towards achieving her full
potential both in and out of the classroom through the additional activities she
undertook. She had a kind and empathetic nature in wanting to support others and
it was no surprise when she submitted an application to study Mental Health
Esther was a very well organised independent learner who
had a genuine interest and enthusiasm for all her subjects, in particular
Psychology. She was totally absorbed in her studies and undertook a huge amount
of additional independent research. Esther’s particular interest in the human
mind led her to volunteering for the local charity Hey Mind, offering peer
support for students of the same age to talk to and offer guidance following
training. She fully understood the importance of confidentiality and discretion
and proved she was suitable to work with a vulnerable client
Esther was a pleasant and polite individual who was able
to empathise well with other students and alternative viewpoints. Alongside
this, Esther was also a dedicated member of her local church where she got
actively involved in activities to support people from her local community.
Esther was certainly well suited to the role thanks to her thoughtful and caring
nature to help and support others. She had excellent interpersonal skills and
was able to work with a diverse range of people from all backgrounds and
abilities. We have rarely taught a student who demonstrates greater commitment
both in and outside their studies.
Esther is shown with Robin after the ceremony.