Frank came to college when he was just 16 years old on a part-time basis as part of his employment with what is now BT. Through lots of hardwork and determination he achieved a number of qualifications which helped him progress in his 34 year long career! It’s not all study though as he did fly high and have happy days with the Jaywalkers!
Stuart Mackay came to City College Norwich in 1976 to complete an OND in Mechanical Engineering. His story spans 40 years, he’s been a high achiever, leading operations in Engineering world wide and has come full circle back to inspire future generations of engineers!
Starting at college, Rebecca Perry was just 16 years old and initially came to undertake her A Levels. She had an aptitude for education and certainly a passion which still remains with her today. She liked it so much at college that despite some brief interludes with other education providers and employers she hasn’t been able to leave us and is now a very successful Planning and Performance Programme Manager at the college.
Duncan’s story is one starting with communications, lots of photography, travels, the Royal Marines, sailing the seven seas and finally ending where it all began back in Communications. It’s a story full of adventure including him saving the lives of several Nicaraguan fishermen after Hurricane Mitch blitzed its way through the region!
City College Norwich’s hairdressing course leader, Steve Bacon, has worked at City College Norwich for 29 years. He even studied hairdressing at the college in 1977! Steve tells us his story about his hairdressing and education career and how the
Bethany Plummer studied hard, gaining 3 A’s in her A Levels at City College Norwich before progressing onto UEA Med School. Currently, studying to become a Dr. she also found time for other learning, gaining qualifications to teach kids to ride Quad bikes and Go Karts amongst other things. She is also flying high with something of a travel bug!
Ian Boardley met with his fellow conspirators for a reunion of the Class of 1980. To remember this poignant occasion he penned an Ode to the Oldies with his Old Memories Never Die, a touch of humour not to be missed!
Dot Lenton failed her ‘Eleven-plus’ and came to college set on taking three O’Level. Just 3 years later, she left with eleven O’Levels and two A’Levels. Having got the study bug she went on to Teacher training college, before teaching in Norwich & London and eventuality became a head. What an inspiration!
Alex came to City College Norwich in 2009 from Denmark to undertake , so not only a total change in education system but a different language to be taught in! Alex rose to the occasion and proved he was up to the challenge, achieving A’s & A*’s! Now a Master of Physics he is sure to emerge as a shining light in the Science World!
Jon’s life changed drastically when he left home at the age of 17. He didn’t have an easy time as he had to find his way after a brief spell of homelessness – sleeping rough mainly on railway stations