Giant banner says a huge ‘thank you’ to staff

Published: December 8, 2020

Telford College students have said a huge thank you to tutors for helping to keep their education on track throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

A huge banner has been displayed at the Haybridge campus in Wellington, saying: “To our staff: A big thank you – you are wonderful frontline heroes.”

The students said it was a chance to thank the staff who have all worked so hard, and to recognise all the support they have given over the pandemic.

“They have been going the extra mile to help those who have needed it, and we really appreciate it,” the students say.

Rhian Lewis, one of the business students, said: “All of the staff at Telford College have truly worked hard to make it a safe environment

Telford College | Pictured with the ‘thank you’ banner at Telford College are, from left, business students Auranjit Singh, Paulina Szymaniuk Mohammed Adam, Rhian Lewis, and Jack Page

Pictured with the ‘thank you’ banner at Telford College are, from left, business students Auranjit Singh, Paulina Szymaniuk
Telford College | Pictured with the ‘thank you’ banner at Telford College are, from left, business students Auranjit Singh, Paulina Szymaniuk Mohammed Adam, Rhian Lewis, and Jack Page

for us.

“They have gone the extra mile, and given back to the community too. The support I’ve received from my tutor has been great; we’re always on task and we have access to her whenever we need her.”

Auranjit Singh, another of the business students, added: “I’m sure it’s the same message across the whole college.”

Telford College principal and chief executive Graham Guest said the team were incredibly touched by the gesture.

“Our priorities throughout the whole Covid-19 period have been to strike a balance between saving lives, and protecting student achievement to ensure that no-one gets left behind.

“We’ve worked hard to create a blended learning timetable, and use a range of online learning platforms to deliver some elements of our curriculum remotely.

“Attendance and attainment rates during lockdown have been very good, and we are delighted by the way that both students and tutors have embraced the challenges.

“I would personally like to echo the message in this banner, and pay tribute to all the Telford College staff, who have done a fantastic job in these difficult times.”