School stu­dent bags best in the north west award

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

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

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