LFE’s Learner of the Term celebrates the efforts of students who have made excellent academic progress and a positive contribution at their club, with the winner earning a certificate and £200 Amazon voucher.
Katie Davies (Bristol Rovers Community Trust)
First-year learner Katie has used the latest lockdown to achieve some outstanding accomplishments, completing two coaching qualifications and helping out in the community, alongside attaining terrific grades in her BTEC studies.
Jimmy Lee, Bristol Rovers Community Trust Education Lead, told LFE: “Katie worked tremendously hard throughout remote learning and put in extra effort to ensure she continued to achieve distinctions in her BTEC studies.
“Alongside the lessons, Katie took part in weekly physical activity sessions with our head of sport, who was extremely impressed with her 100% attendance and engagement throughout the zoom sessions.
“During remote learning, Katie completed a Sport & Fitness Course (ASDAN) which will help her achieve her goal of becoming a Sports Therapist after her studies. Katie also completed the FA Playmaker Course to allow her to enrol on the FA Level 1 in Coaching in due course.”
Katie also plays football for Bristol Rovers Women’s team, who were founded by the Trust in spring 2019. Along with a few of her teammates, Katie got involved in the ‘tackling loneliness together’ project that was launched by the EFL.
Lee continued: “Once a week throughout lockdown, Katie would head to the Community Trust office and phone some of our older participants, to check-in and make sure they were healthy and happy throughout lockdown. Katie really enjoyed helping the older generation in the community and since then, has often offered her support around her BTEC timetable.
“It goes without saying that Katie’s academic ability is of a high quality. However, what is equally as impressive is the work Katie is willing to do away from her studies to ensure that she goes above and beyond to achieve her career goals and make sure that she does her bit for the community here at Bristol Rovers Community Trust.”
Read about this term’s runners-up here.