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Year 11 students from King’s Lynn Academy (KLA) received certificates this week for coming to the end their two-year courses at the College of West Anglia (CWA).

Twenty-one students have now completed their hair and beauty, engineering or childcare courses at the college. The pupils study at the college one afternoon per week and at the end of the two years gain a qualification.

Many students are continuing onto full-time courses at CWA in September.

Hair and beauty student, Demi Eagle (15) said: “I’ve really enjoyed the course. I’m going on to study a hairdressing apprenticeship at CWA in September.” Demi Eagle

Demi Eagle 

Olivia Pulsford Harris

Olivia Pulsford-Harris (16) plans on studying on a full-time hairdressing course at CWA in September.

Ruth Harrison, CWA Vice Principal of Curriculum and Learning, presented the certificates to the learners. She said:

“These certificates acknowledge KLA leaners resilience and commitment to successfully completing their studies at CWA during these challenging times. They have worked extremely hard to catch up on work while coping with the restrictions of a pandemic. We are extremely proud of their success and look forward to welcoming many of them as full-time students in September.”

Barry Delve, KLA Head of Key Stage Four, said:

“The hard work and commitment of staff and students coupled with the quality of the partnership that exists between KLA and CWA enables the students to reach their full potential and gain success whichever course they are studying. We are all very proud of their achievements during very difficult and challenging circumstances."

Megan Osborne

Childcare student, Megan Osborne (16) said:  “I am currently working at Little Bunnies Nursery and I plan on becoming a midwife in the future.”

Engineering Students

KLA & CWA Engineering students

Hair and Beauty Students

Hair and beauty students 

 21PT CWA KLA Certificates 13

Childcare students 

The partnership between CWA and KLA has continued into other curriculum areas, with 71 KLA learners currently studying on courses at CWA in areas, including Health and Social Care, Motor Vehicle, Health and Beauty, Engineering and Childcare.

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