Zoe wins model student award

Zoe McCaig, star award winner at Blackburn College awards night
Zoe McCaig, star award winner at Blackburn College awards night

Teenager Zoe McCaig has been rewarded for her effort and detemination to become a star student.

Zoe (19) was presented with the Vocational and Academic success award at Blackburn College’s annual further education star awards ceremony.

A Northcote Manor scholarship student, Zoe, of St Mary’s Gardens, Mellor, has studied in the hospitality department for three years to achieve her level three in patisserie.

When she first started at Blackburn College, she needed to build her confidence and struggled from time to time with various pressures.

But through her hard work and determination, she became a model student and a very accomplished pastry chef, and was delighted to be presented with the top award.

She said: “I’m really happy to get this award. It will look great on my CV and I brought my mum and my gran along to see me being presented with it.’’

Zoe was one of the first Northcote scholarship students, and she did her placement at the Langho hotel. Her skills stood out and she was offered a full-time position in their pastry department.

Blackburn College boasted another successful year, which included a 100% pass rate in over 20 A-Level subjects, 1,450 vocational distinction grades equivalent to As and A*s at A-Level, and the College has also been named number one in England for advanced apprenticeship success.

Dr Thomas Moore, principal and CEO at the college, said the credit should go to all the hardworking students, along with the dedicated staff at the College.

He said: “I would personally like to congratulate all our students and thank the staff here for their dedication, commitment and professionalism in helping our students realise their full potential.’’