Congratulations to Emily Brierly – our ‘Student of the Year’26 March 2021
Greenhead College has an excellent record of success at the British Education Awards, winning the ‘A Level Student of the Year’ category for the north of England three years in succession.
We were hugely disappointed to hear that this year’s awards ceremony had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as we had nominated a superb candidate in Emily Brierley, who we hoped would win us the award for the fourth year in a row!
Undeterred, we decided to present Emily with our own ‘Student of the Year’ award.
Emily left Greenhead in the summer of 2020 with A Levels in Philosophy, Religion & Ethics, Psychology and Sociology. She is a Youth Ambassador for the Mindfulness in Schools Project and has used this as a platform to promote mindfulness to young people. During her time in College, Emily devoted her time and energy to developing and delivering mindfulness to College students.
“I have always been passionate about helping others by using the tools which have helped me so much. Mindfulness is something that is so important, especially for young people and so to bring this into Greenhead College was an exciting opportunity for me.
“It’s an absolute honour to receive this award and it means a lot to me that I was able to make an impact upon the College and the students there.”
College Principal Simon Lett said:
“As the British Education Awards aren’t running this year, we thought we should find a way to commemorate Emily’s impressive achievements. This award is richly deserved and Emily has an amazing future ahead of her.”
Emily is currently studying Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester.