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Exceptional student wins Apprentice Student of the Year Award

Winner of the Apprentice Student of the Year award, Matthew Moir.

Matthew Moir a student at Loughborough College has won the AoC Apprentice Student of the Year award.

Matthew rocketed through the ranks at Little Bowden Primary School, Leicestershire, from making a massive impact as an apprentice to leading classes, working with SEND children, and becoming a YouTube star during the lockdown.

He made such an impact during his apprenticeship that he is now a permanent member of staff and, at the age of 19, is entrusted with helping develop the school’s approach to PE and leading PE lessons and sports clubs.

On top of his exceptional work at the school, Matt was also chosen as a joint group rep for Loughborough College’s School Sports Health and Wellbeing Apprenticeship.

Graham Hasting-Evans, NOCN Group’s Managing Director said:

“Congratulations to Matthew Moir for being such an exemplary student. It is wonderful to see students with remarkable successes give back and positively impact their college and community.”

Sally Dicketts, President of the Association of Colleges, said

“The standard of entries this year was incredibly high and all the nominated students deserve praise for the contribution they make to their colleges. It is inspiring to hear the stories from a range of students and colleges each year and the awards are an opportunity to highlight their outstanding achievements. Congratulations for being a role model in your college and for overcoming adversity to succeed.”

The awards were announced during CollegesLive 2021- An enriching and formative online experience for college students to hear from game-changers, innovators, survivors, and risk-takers from across the globe.

The judging panel was made up of members of the AoC Charitable Trust Board, AoC President, and chaired by Kirsti Lord (AoC Deputy Chief Executive-Member Services). All the judges were very impressed by the variety of inspirational stories and the success achieved by the students.

Overview of winner

Matthew Moir rocketed through the ranks at Little Bowden Primary School, Leicestershire, from making a massive impact as an apprentice to leading classes, working with SEND children, and becoming a YouTube star during the lockdown.

He made such an impact during his apprenticeship that he is now a permanent member of staff and, at the age of 19, is entrusted with helping develop the school’s approach to PE and leading PE lessons and sports clubs.

On top of his exceptional work at the school, Matt was also chosen as a joint group rep for Loughborough College’s School Sports Health and Wellbeing Apprenticeship.

He has been a role model amongst his peers, always supporting classmates to develop their physical coaching skills, find solutions to challenges in their workplaces, and helping them complete written assignments.

From the start of his course, Matt pushed himself to develop and grow, excelling in all areas to win his college’s internal “Apprentice of the Year” award.