A student from the Sheffield Wednesday Education Programme has scooped a top education accolade after achieving top marks across all his work and becoming the highest achiever in the country.
22-year-old Adam Ledger, who studies the Foundation degree in Community Football and Development, won the ‘Student of the Year’ award for his outstanding efforts and achieving a majority of first class grades across all his work and subsequently becoming the highest achiever across the country.
Adam was presented with the prize at the Football League Trust Foundation Degree awards ceremony in Cardiff which saw representatives from the Football League club’s that run the foundation degree attend.
The course, ran in conjunction with the University of South Wales, gives students a chance to gain real work experience in the community as well as theory and is based at the club’s ground providing students an alternative setting to school or college and gives students a chance to progress on to a full honours degree.
Adam said: “It was a complete surprise when my name was called out. It was a really proud moment to know I have achieved the best grades in the country on the programme”
Ricky Hunt, Curriculum Manager and degree mentor for the Education Programme, said: “Having known Adam for over ten years I was extremely proud of his achievement in gaining this prestigious award.
"His hard work and dedication throughout his education has paid off and is he is an example to other students of how you can progress into full time employment whist gaining an excellent academic education.
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