A pupil with a love of animals has successfully completed an ASDAN Animal Care course.
Having devoted the past two years towards this qualification, Jayden Jane, a pupil at Risedale School in Year 11, has been accepted to attend Askham Bryan College next year to continue his studies in animal care.
Staff say Jayden has created a portfolio that has served as an outstanding component of his college application.
They add that he has displayed exceptional research skills and his proficiency in IT has proven to be invaluable.
Jayden said: “I have found that I excel in the research aspect and in creating presentations with Google Slides.
“I am confident in presenting to my friends and teachers, which I believe will greatly benefit me in the future.”
Aside from his comprehensive portfolio, Jayden has also raised awareness about the importance of animal care within the Risedale school community.
He actively raised funds for the RSPCA and educated his classmates about the significance of the Purple Poppy, which is a symbol of remembrance for animals that served during wartime.
These efforts have all contributed towards the successful completion of Jayden’s ASDAN certificate.
Jayden has received personal support from teaching assistant, Tracy Brown, throughout his secondary school years.
Tracy said: “Jayden’s dedication and interest in animal welfare have been exceptional.
“I am incredibly proud of him and everything he has achieved at Risedale School. I am excited to hear about his future endeavours and the adventures that await him at college.”
Risedale careers leader, Helen Porritt, added: “Jayden’s hard work and dedication over the past two years in producing an impressive portfolio, with the guidance of Tracy, is nothing short of amazing.
“I wish him the best of luck as he begins his studies at Askham Bryan College this September.
“I have no doubt that he is destined to become an RSPCA officer.”