• The Award for Unsung Hero
  • New College Pontefract
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • West Yorkshire

Becky is an exceptional individual making a significant positive impact on the lives of her students, colleagues and the wider community. 

Her dedication to her disadvantaged students has involved getting up at 2am to ensure they could participate in the sponsored climb of Snowdon that she organised, whilst her initiation of student projects with an elderly care home has significantly changed the way the whole college approaches community work.  

Becky’s concern for the disadvantaged has led to her personally spearheading two distinct initiatives. She set up a food and clothing bank, ‘NCP Pantry’, to give students access to free food and clothes, and supplied from donations from colleagues and local supermarkets and from collaboration with a local clothing bank. She also set up a Breakfast Club to provide students with a free meal. 

Bringing in a wide range of professional guest speakers from external agencies and employers has been a hallmark of her approach in delivering Health and Social Care, enriching the curriculum and adding to her students’ cultural capital.