High Achiever award goes to a Phab Seevic student
Friday, 15 April 2016
Supported Internship student Anthony Fletcher, 18, won Rayleigh Town Council's Adult Disabled High Achiever Award and was presented with his award by Cllr Julie Sawford, Chairman of Rayleigh Council.
Anthony started studying at Seevic College, located in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, in 2013 on the Personalised Pathways course before progressing to the Supported Internship. He has been working in the Phab Charity Shop in Rayleigh for three years, and has used his experience therewithin the course.
Phab nominated Anthony to win the award after all his hard work in the shop. On a daily basis he works on the tills, handles donations and makes the shop presentable for the public. As well as working at Phab, Anthony has excelled by also working at The Mega Zone Centre at Rayleigh Weir one day a week.
Anthony said: “I wasn’t expecting to win - when the Managers at Phab told me I was really surprised. Once it had sunk in I was really pleased and felt good about all the work I had done.”
Jenny, Manager at The Phab Charity Shop, said: “Anthony has become a valuable member of the Phab team. When he first started he was very quiet, lacking confidence and unsure of himself when carrying out tasks. The change in Anthony is amazing; he has grown in confidence and independence and often puts his own ideas forward.”
Fletcher also added that his mum was not even aware that he was nominated so when she found out he had won she was ecstatic.
Mrs C Fletcher said: “I was so proud; he works extremely hard and it’s nice to see he is being rewarded for it.”
Anthony said: “Both courses at Seevic have really helped me to progress and learn a lot. Whilst working at Phab I have gained confidence as well as learning new skills such as communication.”
Jenny also added: “We are all very impressed and proud of how Anthony has developed and he is a joy to work with. Anthony does not let his disability get in the way of helping us and others and has such a positive attitude all around.”
Tutor of the Supported Internship Julie Clark speaks very highly of Anthony and said: “Anthony is a very nice and polite young man; he has improved a variety of skills since being on the course and working at Phab. He is a pleasure to teach.”
In 2007 Anthony also won Rayleigh’s Town Council Junior Sportsman Award. Winning two awards have made Anthony a real Idol for many students at Seevic.
You can find out more about the Foundation Learning provision at Seevic College by visiting www.seevic-college.ac.uk/foundation.