School student bags best in the north west award
A TYTHERINGTON School student has scooped a prestigious national award.
Year 12 pupil Zainab Tejan-Cole beat off thousands of Career Academy students to win the Sir Win Bischoff Student of the Year Award for the northwest following a successful interview in London.
She is a student of the Academy of Finance at the school.
Career Academies UK is a national charity that links schools and colleges with employers to help prepare teenagers between the ages of 16 to 19 for the world of work.
The Award is named after Lloyds Chairman Sir Winfried Bischoff, a former Chair and Trustee of the charity, and is given to the most successful students.
Career Academies provide a programme of internships, mentoring by employer volunteers, masterclasses and workplace visits to give participants the work experience and skills they need to be able to perform more effectively in the wider world.
The programme, which has run for more than ten years, is designed to complement students’ studies.
Dave Coppock, head of business and responsible for the Academy of Finance, said: “This is an outstanding achievement and a first for the school.”
●● Zainab Tejan-Cole won a national award