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Top Award for Bristol Sport Student

Student, Montell Ferguson, won the Education Hero Award at the Bristol Young Heroes Award Ceremony, Saturday 28th March.

This award ceremony recognises the valuable contribution that Bristol’s young people (aged 11-19) make to the city - particularly those that have overcome difficult circumstances, made a difference in the lives of others or achieved great things.

The Education Award won by Montell recognises a young person who has exceeded expectations and achieved success in education, especially by overcoming adversity or challenging circumstances.

Montell, who studies the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport at SGS College, left school an underachiever with few qualifications. Through a Coachmakers programme and successful apprenticeship with the 2nd Chance organisation he rekindled his passion for sport and developed into a motivated and dedicated sports leader, giving much of his time to volunteer with the Street Games programme.

Montell has successfully balanced his learning and volunteering, achieving a distinction grade profile at college and fulfilling his commitments as a community sports leader.

A friendly member of his tutor group, Montell is known for his dedication in both academic and vocational scenarios. He is now making final choices to what and where he will be studying at university, something he would have never contemplated at the end of his school days.

Tutor, Paul Ashford, who nominated Montell for his award, was in attendance to see him win the award. Paul comments: “The evening was fantastic. When they called Montell’s name the table erupted and he received the biggest cheer of the night. We are thrilled to see his hard work and dedication be rewarded. The other nominees were all outstanding so Montell can be very proud of his achievement.”

Montell said: “The night was one of the best of my life.”