Sweet suc­cess for stu­dent af­ter early nerves

Llanelli Star - - Letters -

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.

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