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Abbey College Birmingham Students Rewarded by Dignitary at Annual Ceremony…

Submitted by on May 11, 2016 – 6:40 am |


 Naddiyah receives her awardA selection of much coveted awards was presented to highly committed students at Abbey College Birmingham by The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Raymond Hassall, during the recent end of year awards ceremony.

The students who have stood out this academic year were nominated by teachers for their incredible achievements and praised for their success during the celebrations which were held at the Priory Rooms in Birmingham.

Pride was worn across the faces of both parents and staff as Councillor Hassall shook hands and congratulated those who were recognised for their efforts.

Special guest and Abbey College Birmingham Alumni student Pa Nije, attended the event to give an inspirational and motivating speech. Pa achieved fantastic A-Level results at the college despite the adversity he had faced in life. In 2010, while serving for the British Army, Pa lost both of his legs when he stood on an explosive device in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Pa, (26), addressed the audience and said: “We really are a family here at Abbey College Birmingham and the support I received at the college was fantastic. The advice I have for Upper Sixth students going to University is to believe in yourselves. From my own personal experience, I have always wanted to study Accounting at University and I have worked really hard for it to achieve this. I have had a few obstacles on the way but I knew that one day I would achieve my dreams. My advice to students would be that perseverance is important, everything happens for a reason and good things will happen at the right time.”

GCSE student Naadiya Mushtaq, (16), from Hall Green, was of the elite group given an award. The GCSE student was awarded for her excellence in Business Studies and ICT. Naadiya commented: “The ceremony was really exciting and I was so thrilled to receive this award. The flexibility offered to me by Abbey College has enabled me to succeed and the support and understanding from staff has encouraged me to be the best I can possibly be. I could not have achieved this potential without the support of the college.”

Principal, Gary Wright commented: “The end of year awards ceremony was an excellent way to show students that we recognise their hard work. It was a fantastic event which is testimony to the fact that Abbey College produces confident, articulate, outgoing students with excellent achievements which make them sought after by the top universities. I also pay tribute to the teaching staff for their care and commitment in assisting the students to achieve these remarkable awards.’

“To have both Councillor Hassall and Pa Nije as our guests of honour only added to the special occasional and we thank them for helping to make it a day to remember for our students.”

Abbey College Birmingham is a vibrant, independent sixth form college right in the heart of the city centre in Saint Paul’s Square offering GCSE and A-Level courses as well as an International Business Foundation Programme.

The College maintains active links with universities and career providers in the city, and is well-known and highly-regarded for the excellence of its academic provision.

Abbey College Birmingham is a vibrant, independent college right in the heart of the city centre. For more information on Abbey College visit www.abbeybirmingham.co.uk, or call 0121 236 7474.


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