Students have received recognition for their excellent academic progress and positive contribution at their club by making the shortlist for LFE’s Learner of the Term for January to April 2023.
Here is the runner-up, who has been awarded a £40 Amazon voucher.
Katie Normanton – Blackpool Community Trust
Katie Normanton has been described as a “dedicated and motivated student” who has set the bar high in her academic pursuits and extracurricular activities during her first three months on the programme. Katie’s commitment to excellence, both in her studies and in her community involvement, has positioned her as a rising star in the field of sports coaching.
Katie has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to her academic studies, consistently producing work of a high standard that aligns with the merit/distinction criteria.
Throughout this term, Katie has dedicated an impressive 100 hours to volunteering with with the community trust, contributing to sports camps and Tiny Tangerines. Her enthusiasm and hard work did not go unnoticed, leading to her enrolment on the FA Safeguarding, first aid and introduction to football coaching courses.
Outside of college, Katie has actively sought additional coaching experiences with her sister’s grassroots football club. Her reliability and commitment to these weekly sessions highlight her passion for coaching and her understanding of the importance of practical experience in the field.
Katie’s dedication was further evident during the NCS residential in November, where she gave her all throughout the week. Her perfect attendance record and punctuality, being one of the first students through the door every morning showcases her exemplary work ethic and commitment to her academic and extracurricular pursuits.
With her strong foundation in academic achievement, community involvement, and coaching experience, Katie has positioned herself for a successful career as a sports coach. If she continues to meet and exceed the high expectations, she sets for herself, the future holds endless opportunities for her to fulfil her career aspirations.
Caroline Hawes of Blackpool’s Community Trust, said: “Katie Normanton’s journey is a testament to the positive impact that dedication, hard work, and a passion for one’s field can have on both academic and professional success. The trust community is immensely proud of Katie’s achievements and looks forward to supporting her continued growth and success in her pursuit of a career in sports coaching during her time at Blackpool Community Trust.”
Congratulations from everyone at LFE, Katie!