I was delighted to meet with Staffordshire's new Young Poet Laurette, Trinity Davis, who is in her first year at Newcastle College, and to hear her read an original poem in the college’s Remembrance Service.
I always enjoy seeing young people in Newcastle excel, and I wish Trinity the best of luck as she takes the lead in her new role. I know she will inspire young people across the county with her passion and talent for poetry.
I also had the pleasure of awarding John Griffiths and Todd Bailey, two teachers at Newcastle College, with their certificates for the SFCA Outstanding Practice Awards for their efforts in championing sustainability across the college.
Thanks to John and Todd’s work, from January to April alone, 178 learners from NSCG got involved with activities around sustainability. The college has also signed a Carbon Literacy pledge, to define how the college plans to lead the way in reducing its carbon footprint and increasing the activity level of their staff and students.
Congratulations to Trinity, John and Todd, and my thanks to Newcastle College too.