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LFE Learner of the Term Winner | January - April 2024

LFE Learner of the Term Winner | January – April 2024

LFE’s Learner of the Term celebrates the efforts of students who have made excellent academic progress and a positive contribution at their club. The winner has earnt a £200 Amazon voucher.

Winner – Crystal Boyce (Bradford City Community Trust)

Crystal Boyce is the deserved winner of the latest LFE Learner of the Term award having excelled in all areas of her Community Trust Study Programme in recent months.

Head of Education at Bradford City Community Trust, Dave Stansfield, gave LFE a detailed insight into Crystal’s recent success on the programme, starting with her educational endeavours.

“Crystal came to Bradford City as someone who had perhaps not enjoyed the greatest time in high school and had found school work quite challenging but had an unquenchable passion for football. Crystal is a bundle of energy from the first day you meet her and is a real joy to have both in the classroom and on the football pitch.

“Despite her previous challenges with education, Crystal embraced the programme from the outset and went above and beyond in everything she did. Despite not having a strong academic background, she refused to let that stop her and began to put in more time and effort outside of the classroom to push and challenge herself to the point where she began to consistently hit distinctions in her assignments, and is now predicted to achieve a distinction* grade for her overall work. Crystal is also resitting Maths and despite this being a really tough subject for her at high school, she has gone above and beyond to arrange extra tuition through the University of Bradford. She is making huge strides in this and is expected to pass in her upcoming GCSE resits. Crystal will progress onto a degree once completing her programme. She has been accepted into multiple universities and is now going through the process of deciding which is the best option for her. Considering where she came from academically, this is a huge achievement.

Crystal is also shining on the pitch for the Bantams Community Trust team. “On the pitch she plays as a wide forward and is the top scorer in a really successful side. She is also in the top three goal scorers in the league.”

She also translates her footballing ability and bubbly personality into helping inspire the next generation. “Crystal has spent time volunteering for the foundation and coaches in primary schools. She combines this with coaching on sports holiday camps, with nearly every child stating that Crystal is their favourite coach. Her fun and loving personality and positive outlook on life rubs off on everybody, creating a positive atmosphere wherever she goes.”

“Crystal is the absolute embodiment of what the Bradford City Community Trust strives to be and is a wonderful ambassador for LFE and the programme in general. Crystal had struggles in school and was looking for someone to believe in her. Not only does everybody at Bradford believe in Crystal, we are all inspired by her.”

Congratulations from everyone at LFE, Crystal!

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