Awards for stars of Bucks UTC

Bucks UTC awards winners with MP David Lidington and Mayor Tuffail Hussein
Bucks UTC awards winners with MP David Lidington and Mayor Tuffail Hussein

The shining stars of Bucks UTC were awarded for their contributions at the technical college’s first ever awards evening.

Aylesbury MP David Lidington joined Tuffail Hussein, the Mayor of Aylesbury and other dignitaries, to present awards to staff and students.

The most prestigious award, the Councillor Steve Patrick Memorial Cup, went to year 10 student Joe Bryant, 15, who is studying IT.

Bev Flanaghan, principal of Bucks UTC, said: “Joe is currently showing an outstanding four levels of progress during his first year with us.

“This means he is predicted A* to A grades across the board and a distinction in IT.

“He is an outstanding student and demonstrates a consistent approach to everything he does at the UTC.”

On the day 19 awards were presented including to Jack Leigh for his ‘can do’ attitude to construction, Zak Cleaver for his overall achievement in construction and Povilas Siaulinskas for academic achievement.

Other guests included leader of Aylesbury Town Council Mike Smith, and town clerk Keith Gray.

Representatives from Taylor Wimpey, Esri UK, McAfee, Cisco, BAM Nuttall and others who are involved with the technical college also attended.

Bucks UTC opened its doors last year and offers 14 to 19 year olds the option to take 
technically orientated courses instead of studying at a traditional school.

Partners in the college include Buckinghamshire New University and Aylesbury College.

A spokesman for the UTC said: “The college combines hand and mind to integrate national curriculum requirements with technical and practical elements.

“It offers students the right skills and a motivational work-related learning experience.”