BALI Chalk Fund's Student of the Year Award 2017

BALI Chalk Fund's Student of the Year Award 2017

News - 30 June 2017

Trustees of the BALI Chalk Fund have announced that they are once again running their Student of the Year Award for BALI Registered colleges to participate, and nominate a student to receive the award. Winners this year will receive a cheque of £100 and a certificate. There is a slight difference this year, with the BALI Chalk Fund launching a UK BALI Chalk Fund Student of the Year. Each student that is nominated will be considered for the UK Student of the Year award. The winning student and their college will receive a cheque for £500 and 2 tickets to the BALI National Landscape Awards Ceremony, held in December 2017.

Over the past month, BALI Representatives have been visiting colleges to present the awards to the students. Three colleges have currently held their award ceremonies, SRUC, Oatridge Campus held their award ceremony on June 16th, with the award being presented by BALI Regional Chairman, Colin Smith. The Winning student from SRUC, Oatridge Campus was Victoria Eadie, Vicky has excelled in academic subjects including; Plant Identification, Plant Science, Soils and Plant Protection, with her Design Work being first class. Victoria passed her National Certificate in Horticulture with Landscape Construction with a Distinction, returning to Oatridge next academic year to study for a Higher National Certificate in Landscape Management. 

Writtle College held their award ceremony on June 23rd. BALI’s National Chairman, Paul Downer attended the award’s ceremony. The winning student from Writtle College was Grace Fairbrace. Grace has demonstrated a keen eye in landscaping and works with confidence, showing the ability to pick up skills quickly at a young age. Grace has a strong, confident character that with future employment experience, will open the door to a wealth of new skill development.

The most recent award ceremony was held at Reaseheath College on June 29th. BALI’s Chief Executive, Wayne Grills presented the award to the winner, Kelvin White. Kelvin is a very enthusiastic student, who goes the extra mile to help develop career prospects, engaging in further practical activities to help him improve and build confidence. Kelvin has also been selected to join the Reaseheath College Landscape Skills Team.

Further award ceremonies are to be held throughout July at the following colleges:

Capel Manor - 4th July
Merrist Wood – 4th July
BCA – 10th July
Myerscough – 14th July
South Staffordshire College – 17th July
Sparsholt – 19th July
Coleg Cambria, Northop – TBC
PM Training – TBC


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