Rotary Club Success
On Wednesday 8 May, the Rotary Club of Oldham held their annual Student of the Year Awards, and it was fantastic news, as both the winner and the runner-up in the Post-16 category are OSFC students!
The runner-up prize went to Shohan Rahman, who joined us from The Hathershaw College, and has been an outstanding student and member of his local community. Shohan is deaf and has dedicated substantial time at both school and college to teaching sign language to students and teachers alike. This has become a ‘mission’ for Shohan and will create a lasting legacy through those he has taught. Through the National Citizens’ Service, he has also run a campaign promoting good physical and mental health among the elderly, while, as a Student Ambassador at OSFC, he has dedicated his time to promoting the benefits of sixth form education to prospective students and their parents. He has been wonderful in all of his roles.
The winner of the Rotary Club Student of the Year Award in the Post-16 category is Courtney Hopwood. She joined us from Saddleworth School and has undertaken a breath-taking amount of volunteering in her time at OSFC. Like Shohan, Courtney has benefited through her involvement in National Citizen Service (NCS) initiatives, and her wholehearted commitment has seen her become an NCS Youth Board member, regionally and nationally. At college, she was selected as the Lead Sports Ambassador and has taken every opportunity to promote sport within the local community, volunteering over 150 hours of her time to the role; a phenomenal achievement. Through her church youth club, she also works alongside Oldham Street Angels, offering support to the homeless and putting on events for teenagers at a time when there have been significant cuts to youth services locally. Courtney is an amazing young person and is ideally-suited to her chosen progression route of community work. She is a name to watch for the future!
We are delighted that the efforts of Shohan and Courtney have been recognised by The Rotary Club this year and are hugely proud of both students. A huge thank you is also due to The Rotary Club of Oldham for continuing to support awards that celebrate what students can achieve outside of their studies.