Public Services student awarded student of the year

A Public Services student has received the ultimate pay off for her hard work after being awarded the bronze certificate for Public Services Student of the Year at the 2020 BTEC awards.

Sarah Wilton, who is from Truro and previously attended Brannel School, achieved the highest grades available on the 90 credit diploma in Public Services last year and looks set to achieve the same this year on the Extended Diploma in Public Services, making her an excellent candidate for the award.

The BTEC awards, which are in its 10th year of running, are highly prestigious awards that recognise the hard work and dedication of students, educators and learning centres participating in the BTEC qualification across the UK. Sarah was nominated for the award by Louise Coley, Department Team Leader for Sport and Vicky Pearson, Sport Programme Team Leader.

Louise and Vicky were both hugely impressed with Sarah’s work both in and out of College and her clear dedication shown to pursuing a career in the Public Services.

Louise said: “Sarah has worked with steadfast determination on her own set goals and has achieved way beyond initial expectations, despite the many obstacles that have been put in her way

Sarah is a truly inspiring young person with much to offer those around her

Louise Coley, Department Team Leader for Sport

Sarah uses her spare time to participate in community focused activities including being a member for the police cadet’s in Cornwall for whom she is currently chief constable of. This role involves meeting with Shaun Sawyer, chief constable of Devon and Cornwall police, to discuss various roles of policing as well as mentoring younger cadets and finding solutions to any issues that might arise within the cadet force. Sarah has even delivered a presentation on modern slavery in London to senior police officers from other forces.

After finishing College, Sarah hopes to join the Police after completing a degree in Criminology.