SIXTH FORM students from across the County Borough enjoyed an adventure day courtesy of Griffin Mill on Friday (14th May).
Every secondary school in Rhondda Cynon Taf was invited to nominate their Outstanding Student of the Year to compete with other students to win the coveted title of Rhondda Cynon Taf Griffin Mill Outstanding Student of the Year 2010.
Nominees met for the first time at Canada Lakes in Creigiau on Friday and enjoyed a day of team building and problem solving.
The Griffin Mill Outstanding Student of the Year event concludes in September with a prestigious awards ceremony, in which the winner is presented with a brand new car they can use for a year.
The students will now sit their exams and staff from Griffin Mill and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s education department will determine three regional winners and one overall winner. He or she will be presented with a fully insured car for a year from Griffin Mill garages at an awards ceremony held in Cardiff in September.
The make and model of this year’s prize vehicle is being kept a mystery until the event, but will be selected from Griffin Mill’s range of Skodas, Peugeots, Kias, or even a Fiat.
The 18 nominees for the 2010 award are:
Sioned Rees, Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda
Nathan Dearden, Tonyrefail School
Emily Daniels, Ferndale Community School
Charlotte Stanford, Porth County County Community School
Owen Lloyd, Tonypandy Community College
Hannah Gough, Treorchy Comprehensive School
Taff Ely Nominees:
Ffion Rees, Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg
Craig McDonald, Bryncelynnog Comprehensive
Thomas James, Y Pant School
Joshua Nadimi, Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari
Nia James, Pontypridd High School
Laura Dacey, Cardinal Newman
Zachary Fox, Aberdare High
Megan James, Aberdare Girls
Ffion Jones, Blaengwawr
Charlotte Jones, Mountain Ash Comprehensive School
Lloyd Davies, St John the Baptist CIW High
Amy Mason, Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun
Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, Cllr Eudine Hanagan said: “As always, I am very proud of the nominees and delighted that Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council is again supporting such a worthwhile initiative as the Griffin Mill ‘Outstanding Student’ award.”
“The Griffin Mill Outstanding Student of the Year is one of the highlights of the calendar in Education.
“It is important to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our young people and we are pleased to see 18 strong candidates for the 2010 award – the judges have a difficult task ahead of them!”
For more information, visit www.griffinmill.co.uk