Callum is shortlisted for British Education Award

Callum Bonner at FVC

Callum is shortlisted for British Education Award

Former Forth Valley College Modern Apprentice Callum Bonner from Tullibody has been shortlisted in the Vocational category (Scottish Region) at the British Education Awards 2019.

Students from across the country will converge on the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Thursday 31 January to find out if they have won a prestigious education award. Now in its third year, British Education Awards (BEA) celebrates the academic and extracurricular achievements of students in the UK.

Callum (21), joins Seventy-five other candidates who are shortlisted at BEA 2019 and awards will be presented to winners in five regions, including England (divided into two zones), Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; and within four categories – GCSE or Scottish National 5, A Level or Scottish Advanced Higher, Vocational and Degree.

Special Achievement Awards will also be presented to specially selected students in recognition of the exceptional challenges they have overcome during the course of their studies. Students are also judged on their extracurricular responsibilities, which may be anything from running an after school club and volunteering in the community, to dedication to sports and the arts.

This year organisers are thrilled by the diversity and calibre of the finalists, who have demonstrated excellence in subjects ranging from painting and decorating, computer science and medicine to engineering, hairdressing and textiles.

British Education Awards is a unique event as the only national award to shine a spotlight on individual student attainment and has to date presented awards to 47 winners, with many more students shortlisted for their outstanding achievements. 

At BEA 2019 organisers are delighted to have the support of Royal Air Force as sponsor of the Vocational category for a second year running, while industrial gas company Air Products also returns as A Level and Special Achievement sponsor. International education charity Al-Habeeb Foundation will return as sponsor of the Degree category.

British Education Awards organiser, Amin Chowdhury said: “This year’s British Education Awards Finalists have shown an admirable level of focus and dedication to their studies, invariably balancing demanding timetables of external activities alongside their official curriculum to achieve incredible academic results.  

“We are extremely proud to be able to honour them at the third British Education Awards and hope that, as BEA Ambassadors, their example will encourage others to make the most of the education and learning opportunities available here in Britain.”


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