Students receive Interpreting Awards and volunteer their skills to help local youngsters

Posted on Thursday 10 January 2013

Congratulations to Level 3 Interpreting Students

At the beginning of the summer break seven of our bilingual students gave up several days of their holiday to complete a Level 3 qualification in Interpreting in Education. All seven passed the course which was delivered at Farnborough Sixth Form College by Hampshire EMTAS (Ethic Minorities and Traveller Achievement Service).


Three of the students, Katarina Demeterova, Sonia Bhuda and Bipana Bhattarai are pictured, together with the College Principal Simon Jarvis and Personal Tutor, Lesley Maddox. The remaining four students were Sneha Thapa and Sarah Limbu, who are already at university and current A2 students, Supriya and Suvekchha Gurung.


The Interpreting qualification meant that four of the students, Katarina, Bipana, Supriya and Suvekchha were able to volunteer at a local partner school, The Connaught in Aldershot. The School provided some induction training, after which the students were able to volunteer at the school once a week, over a six week period, to help recently-arrived Year 10 and 11 EAL pupils in their classes. Both students and pupils benefited from this collaboration. The students now hope to extend their volunteering to events such as parents’ evenings at the school.


Lesley Maddox, Personal Tutor, who worked with the students, now plans to deliver the Interpreting course in regular term-time lessons. Lesley described the students as “an inspiring and highly dedicated group who make excellent ambassadors for the College and for young people in general”.

 

Pictured from left to right - Lesley Maddox (Personal Tutor), Katarina Demeterova, Sonia Bhuda, Bipana Bhattarai and Simon Jarvis (College Principal)

Pictured from left to right - Lesley Maddox (Personal Tutor), Katarina Demeterova, Sonia Bhuda, Bipana Bhattarai and Simon Jarvis (College Principal)