Celebrating Outstanding Student Achievements
On Friday 11th September students from UTC Sheffield attended an awards ceremony at the magnificent Cutlers Hall. The Cutlers Hall is owned by the Cutlers Company which was established by a parliamentary action in 1624 and for almost four hundred years has sought to maintain the standards and quality of Sheffield manufactured cutlery and steel products. Master Cutler, David Grey MBE, gave the welcoming speech and opened the ceremony
Students received awards for outstanding performance in each subject as well as UTC specific awards including; The Challenge Award, The Motivation Award, The UTC Commitment Award and The Excellence Award. The physical awards the students received were individually created by skilled metalwork craftsman Danny Rowan of Freeman College. The awards were designed to symbolise the heritage of the UTC’s creative past alongside its exciting future.
The awards ceremony was attended by special guest Lord Baker, former Education Secretary and now Chairman of Baker Dearing Educational Trust , which pioneers the development of UTCs across the country. He said, “When students start at UTC Sheffield it is the beginning of their career – their working life. They visit local businesses, meet their managers, and work in teams on their projects because employers need technicians and engineers. Our target is that leavers at 16 and 18 should not join the ranks of the unemployed. We have hit it so far. That is why we now have 39 University Technical Colleges open across the country: Sheffield was in from the start.”
Jacob Staniforth received an award for the most outstanding student, commenting on his experience of the UTC Jacob said: “I’ve really enjoyed my studies at UTC Sheffield. It’s been totally different from being at school. The experience has gone beyond my expectations and they were pretty high to start with.”
We would like to thank our fantastic students, their parents/carers, staff, governors, and employer partners for all their effort, support and dedication.