Sweet success for student after early nerves
A former Bryngwyn Comprehensive School pupil has been awarded a prize for her achievements in following an innovative BTEC course in Personal and Social Development (PSD), winning the prize for the Most Exceptional Sweet student.
A sweet (succeeding with employment, education and training) has been developed by Portal Training and was origi- nally designed to be a resource that could combat some of the barriers learners faced when trying to engage in any form of learning.
Kylie Staveley said she had been nervous when starting the programme, but that she soon realised it would benefit her studies and future prospects.
In her winning entry Kylie Staveley from Bryngwyn highlighted how Sweet helped her as she moved schools in year 11.
She said: “I was so nervous about what was going to happen, but the Sweet programme turned out to be the answer to my problems.”
She added that Sweet had given her a better understanding of what is required of her in the world outside of school, and also helped her to gain a part-time job.
“I learnt about the skills I would need for my dream future career and I completed a skills audits to show what I needed to improve.”
Kylie Staveley with assistant head teacher at Bryngwyn School Rob Jones.