National Success for Blackburn College Students

National Success for Blackburn College Students

Two Blackburn College students have been successful in the national BTEC Awards.

Myles Campbell, 18, and Declan Rigby, 17, both scooped podium finishes in the Sport and Engineering categories respectively.

The awards ceremony was held online and broadcast on YouTube on Wednesday 7th July 2021.

Clitheroe resident Myles Campbell’s hard-work and dedication was recognised with a silver award in the BTEC Sports Learner of the Year category.

Myles was praised for his positive attitude towards the practical elements of his Level 3 BTEC Sport course and how he embraced his work experience. 

Myles is an outstanding learner and is also Blackburn College’s Mental Health Ambassador and Inclusivity Ambassador. 

Recently the former Ribblesdale High School pupil ran 100km throughout March 2021 to raise money for charity ‘Breast Cancer Now’. He raised £375.

Myles will progress to BA (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport at Edge Hill University in September 2021 and wishes to become a PE Teacher. 

Myles said: “I want to become a role model to other students by becoming a teacher at some stage, this is because my College tutors are my role models and I want to follow in their footsteps.

Meanwhile, former Walton-le-Dale High School pupil Declan, was recognised in the Engineering Student of the Year category.

Declan will return to Blackburn College in September 2021 to complete the second year of his Engineering Extended Diploma.

Dr Fazal Dad, Principal and Chief Executive of Blackburn College said:

“I’m incredibly proud that Myles has been awarded a silver BTEC Star Award. In the last 12 months Blackburn College’s success has been outstanding and Myles has helped to play his role in this by being recognised with this prestigious national award.”

Of Declan, Dr Fazal Dad said: “Throughout Declan’s studies he has shown great determination but also throughout the lockdown period he has worked incredibly hard – always engaging with his online lessons, regularly producing extra work but also gaining practical Engineering skills. Well done Declan.”

Declan added: “I really enjoy the Blackburn College course because I want to become an Engineer when I am older. This course is making it easier to see what different paths I could take for my future career.”

Myles and Declan are two of a number of students entered for the prestigious awards and the first winners of BTEC award for Blackburn College in over 5 years.

Supported by outstanding student results, including a 99.7% overall A-Level pass in rate in 2020 and the College being top in Pennine Lancashire for all age Apprentice success, this year’s cohort of Blackburn College students are set to progress to some of the UK’s top degree programmes and most coveted Universities.

8 Jul 2021, 10:21 AM