Issued: November 14, 2016
PIC 1 - (left to right) Steven Skinner, Lisa Nakimuli, Essex County Council vice-chairman John Jowers, Epping Forest district councillor Gagan Mohindra, Sharon Dempsey (Dare Hair Academy), Rebecca Bright, Julie Hockley (Upshire Primary School) and Kevin Gaston (Co-op, Waltham Abbey) CLICK HERE
PIC 2 - Essex County Council vice-chairman John Jowers, Steven Skinner and Epping Forest district councillor Gagan Mohindra CLICK HERE
King Harold Academy students receive YES Partnership Investors in Young People Business Awards
Year 11 students Lisa Nakimuli, Rebecca Bright and Steven Skinner have received YES Partnership Investors in Young People Business Awards.
Lisa Nakimuli, Rebecca Bright and Steven Skinner were recognised after being nominated for their contribution to school, work experience and voluntary placements within the local business community.
The awards were presented at a ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel, Waltham Abbey, on Thursday.
Steven also received the Young Person of the Year award.
Becky Linford, who has volunteered at events and in the school office at King Harold Academy, was presented with the Apprentice of the Year award after being nominated by her employer, Epping Forest District Council.
The celebrations included recognising the support given to King Harold Academy by Dare Hair Academy, the Co-op store, Waltham Abbey, and Upshire Primary School.
The school's Head of Careers, Jaci Hammond, said: “It was a fantastic evening to celebrate our students’ achievements and thank our employers for their support.
"We are very proud to work with the organisers, the YES Partnership, and look forward to their continued success in 2017.”
Head of School Kim Thackray said: “I am immensely proud of what our students have achieved. To be recognised in this way is a true testament to the impact and commitment they have shown in their work experience placements.
"A special mention should also be given to Steven for winning the Young Person of the Year award.”