South Thames College Health & Social Care student has recently been awarded Best Learner with a prestigious presentation at the House of Lords.
The Committee of South London Principals (COSLP) held its annual Best Learner Awards and the winner of the award for South Thames College is Rhianna Larkai. Rhianna enjoyed the prestigious event at the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords with her guests on Thursday 23 May.
Rhianna’s tutor is thrilled: “Rhianna is an inspirational and selfless student who underwent a procedure to donate her stem cells to a patient with blood cancer. Having watched a presentation at college from the Anthony Nolan charity, Rhianna immediately signed up and joined the stem cell transplant register. She was matched with a patient and didn’t hesitate in undergoing a procedure in which doctors collected stem cells for transplant.
“Throughout this process, Rhianna stayed on top of her Level 3 coursework and always works hard to achieve distinctions. She also gave a presentation to her fellow learners about her experience of being a stem cell donor, explaining the importance of making a difference. Rhianna’s generosity and selflessness helped saved someone’s life – making her extremely deserving of this award.”
Health & Social Care level 3 year 1 students enjoyed a day out at the London Metropolitan University Science department. The students were welcomed with a tour of the Laboratory, Europe’s biggest! They were then immersed into a real life lab workshop, working with teachers and students they took part in the Super Lab activity working in pairs as they learnt how to extract DNA from strawberries.
Students were then taken on a tour of the University where they were shown the fantastic facilities that would be available to them if they went on to study there after they have finished their course at South Thames College, including the sports hall, library and the Student Union.
To mark the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire the South Thames College Enrichment team organised a ‘Wear Green for Grenfell’ day to support and remember the lives perished and the survivors of the Grenfell fire.
The team had a stand in the South Thames College main atrium during lunchtime, where staff and students turned up on mass to show their support for the cause.
It was great to see so many people getting involved, both staff and students were dressed in green to show their support and respect for those affected by the tragedy that changed the lives of so many.
South Thames College raised an amazing £150 for the Grenfell United Charity, a huge thanks to all the staff and students for their fantastic support.