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Prestigious award for former student

Congratulations to former student John Polson, who has been awarded two prestigious prizes for outstanding academic achievement from Stranmillis University College. John picked up two awards: the Train Direct Cup, given to the student who is judged to have made the greatest contribution to the Health, Physical Activity & Sport in the University College, and  the Judith McLaughlin Health Promotion Award, which was jointly awarded.

Commenting on the awards, Prof Jonathan Hegarty, Principal of Stranmillis University College said, “At Stranmillis, our aim is to make a real and lasting impact on the lives of children. Ensuring that we produce teachers and educators who are trained and equipped to meet the needs of today’s demanding educational environment is vital. We also need to be constantly researching and developing fresh and innovative professional practice that will drive and shape a better and more informed learning environment. Quality teaching, innovative and impact-driven research and continuing professional development are the cornerstones of everything we do at Stranmillis.”

“John typifies the outstanding talent coming through Stranmillis and his award is a reflection of the dedication, passion, innovative thinking and sheer hard work he displays. Our congratulations go to John, his family and all the schools and teachers who have helped shape these outstanding talents.”

Principal Steve Pagan commented: “We are delighted to hear about John’s success and wish him well in the future.”



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