Medals for Excellence CelebrationsPosted 16 March | Member News Tags: Buckinghamshire, Missenden Abbey
Each year, Missenden Abbey nominates learners for City & Guilds Medals for Excellence, an annual competition whereby nominees compete on a national level with other candidates, all producing creative·work of·an exceptional standard.
This year, three outstanding learners were nominated, Frances Barker, Rosemary Jagger and Annie Rogers and were absolutely thrilled that all three of our nominees were successful, Frances Barker and Annie Rogers being awarded Medals and Rosemary Jagger achieving Highly Commended, an award given to candidates who narrowly miss winning a medal. This really is·an outstanding achievement for all three learners, their inspiring and hard-working tutors, and for Adult Learning at Missenden Abbey.
On Friday 2nd March, Mirella Barnes of City & Guilds went to Missenden Abbey to present Frances Barker and Annie Rogers, seen left, with their beautiful Medals for Excellence. The ceremony was attended by the medal winners, their families, tutors, members of Buckinghamshire County Council and representatives from Adult Learning. The atmosphere was one of celebration and delight in the winners’ outstanding achievements, and in the superb tuition and guidance provided by their tutors.
After speeches and the medal presentations, everyone enjoyed afternoon tea in the beautiful Garden Room and Bar of the Abbey. A lovely afternoon!
On Thursday 15th March, the medal winners attended the prestigious City & Guilds Lion Awards, a glamorous, red carpet ceremony at the Roundhouse in London, along with the other 100 or so medallists from around the country. Some photos from the night can be viewed on the City & Guilds Medals for Excellence Facebook page.