Former Barnsley College Public Services student Aaron Wood was recognized for his achievements at an awards ceremony.
The prestigious Johnston Award, sponsored by former Barnsley College Governors Chairman Frank Johnston, was presented to Aaron Wood, a former Level 3 Access to Higher Education Criminal Justice and Policing student, who impressed M Johnston for his dedication and enthusiasm for the course and achieving his goal of being accepted into an apprenticeship leading to a police officer degree.
Aaron said, “I am truly thrilled to have won this award and was proud to be recognized for my achievements at the College. I loved my time at college. My tutors were extremely helpful and worked with me to identify the steps on my journey towards my goal of joining the police.
The College’s former Chairman of Governors, Frank Johnston, maintained his ties to the College by sponsoring the award. Raised in a military family, Frank served in the Merchant Navy, followed by ten years in the Royal Air Force. He also spent 15 years with the Royal Hong Kong Police as an inspecting officer. Since settling in Barnsley, Frank has been involved in the voluntary sector, served as Chairman of the Citizens Advice Bureau and served as Governor of the College for ten years.
Frank Johnston added: “Aaron is an impressive gentleman whose overall performance makes him a worthy recipient of this award. I would like to publicly congratulate him on winning this award. I was impressed with what he accomplished in difficult circumstances and consider him worthy of this award. I was also impressed by all the other nominations which show how hard students work to achieve their ambitions.
The College is offering an online Level 3 Access to Higher Education Course in Criminal Justice and Policing, starting in September 2022. The course can be studied online and offers the flexibility to accommodate home or family commitments .
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